Talk:USS Pierce (APA-50)

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Literature Connection[edit]

Kenneth Dodson, author of "Away All Boats" (1954) and a former merchant master, was assigned as a Navy Lieutenant to USS Pierce in spring of 1943. He served as boat-group commander, navigator, and executive officer, taking part in landings "...from the Gilberts (Tarawa and Makin) to Okinawa -- nine major Pacific assaults in all."*

  • From introduction to the Naval Institute Press edition of 1996, by Robert Shenk. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gallery90 (talkcontribs) 14:44, 21 June 2009 (UTC)