WITH A TIPPED-IN CARD SIGNED BY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT AND AUTHOR EUGENE B. FLUCKEY
FLUCKEY, Eugene B. Thunder Below! The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1992). Octavo, original navy cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $175.
First edition, second printing, of Medal of Honor recipient Eugene Fluckey's wartime autobiography concentrating on his exciting and important service with the submarine, the USS Barb, with a tipped-in card signed by Fluckey.
This an autobiographical history of the USS Barb and its skipper, Eugene B. Fluckey. The Barb sank the greatest tonnage of any American sub in World War II and used the latest technological innovations to achieve that. Fluckey was fearless as a skipper and even used the Barb to ram a ship until it sank when it ran out of ammo.