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|Title:||Liberty’s War An Engineer’s Memoir of the Merchant Marine, 1942-1945|
|Contact:||Eileen Crosby, (413) 420-8017|
In 1941, Herman Melton, a farm boy who had never seen the ocean, submitted an application for admittance to the U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps. More than fifty years later, with the help of his son, he composed a memoir of his wartime experiences as a Merchant Marine engineer. The Merchant Marine became the workhorse of the military supply system and a critical factor in the outcome of World War II, but there are few surviving accounts of life below the decks of these remarkable ships. Stories of combat and the sinking of his ship are told in vivid detail in this carefully-researched book, along with the love story of Herman Melton and his future wife, Helen Louise Dunn.
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