This Essential category, Warfighting First book was an almost forgotten WW II classic that has been brought back into the spotlight by the CNO Professional Reading Program. From Pearl Harbor to her last and fatal voyage, this is the heroic true story of America’s most daring World War II submarine, as told by one of the only surviving members of her crew, retired Chief Petty Officer Forest J. Sterling. The USS Wahoo (SS-238) was the most successful American submarine in the World War II Pacific Fleet. This riveting account of five combat sea patrols of the Wahoo captures life aboard a WW II submarine with a witty and inspiring deck-plates perspective of the boat’s Yeoman (YN1 Sterling). The superb leadership and tactical acumen of the Wahoo’s famed Commanding Officer, Commander Dudley “Mush” Morton and Executive Officer Commander Dick O’Kane are vividly illustrated in Sterling’s book. Wake of the Wahoo is an unforgettable and invaluable read.
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