Above: FFG Admiral Golovko, part of Karpov’s three ship flotilla marooned in 1945 - Below the ill-fated US Carrier Wasp
Above: NKVD Commissar Molla, pursued by Orlov in 1942, Molla points a gun at Orlov’s head while interrogating him.
Below, the men, and the boys who became men of war as they fought in the Pacific.
Above: Admiral Clifton “Ziggy” SpragueBelow Admiral Bull Halsey
ASM “Bat” guided air launched cruise missile, 1945 and the unique guidance system the US experimented with as mentioned in the
novel - pigeons!
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Below: Some of the pilots who didn’t make it home...
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