Typhoon Louise vs. the United States Navy

Catastrophe at Okinawa, October 9–10, 1945

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About the Book

World War II was over and the U.S. was still using the captured Japanese island of Okinawa as a major naval base. Hundreds of vessels dotted the numerous bays and inlets, and thousands of military personnel occupied the island.
In October 1945, Typhoon Louise tore into Okinawa, slamming ships together and tossing them onto reefs and beaches. Terrible winds tore up tent cities and disintegrated corrugated tin Quonset huts. One hundred people died and 383 ships of all sizes were sunk or damaged. This book tells the full story of the typhoon historian Samuel Eliot Morison called “the most furious and lethal storm ever encountered by the United States Navy.”

About the Author(s)

Gene Eric Salecker is a retired university police officer and middle school teacher living in River Grove, Illinois. He is currently the historian for the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion, Arkansas.

Bibliographic Details

Gene Eric Salecker
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, glossary, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9273-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5006-7
Imprint: McFarland