A Flash of Green: Memories of WWII by Charles S. McCandless

By Charles S. McCandless

This is the non-public memoir of Charles S. McCandless, who graduated from Stanford and shortly after joined the the army. He used to be stationed at Pearl Harbor, while at the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 he used to be rendered subconscious as a bomb exploded just a couple of ft clear of him and his shipmate. He by no means observed his pal back. quickly, he was once again on accountability, piloting a dive bomber through the conflict of halfway, which he crashed at Guadalcanal. now not in a position to fly, he served as a Seabee on numerous islands within the Pacific, used to be a frogman at Iwo Jima, and struggled to get out of the Philippines after the japanese surrendered in 1945. After the conflict he grew to become an incredible developer of R&D workplace constructions in California's Silicon Valley.  

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