New PDF release: The Rag Tag Fleet

By Ian W. Shaw

The interesting - and unknown - tale of the Rag Tag Fleet, a set of hundreds and hundreds of Australian fishing trawlers and schooners, organised via the U.S. military, which transported very important provides for US and Australian forces around the South-East Pacific.

Boys lower than the age of 17 and males over 60, and those that were not good sufficient to affix the Australian average forces shaped the crews. every one boat was once armed with one computer gun - and sailed lower than the yankee flag.
Conditions at the boats have been grim. a number of group participants gotten smaller ailments together with malaria, dysentery and dengue fever. liable to airplane assault, the boats have been usually strafed and bombed.

The tale is informed in the course of the reports of the Australian team on part a dozen ships - together with Jack Savage, boat builder extraordinaire; Ray Parer, air fighter, explorer and gold miner; and Norm Oddy, bandleader, drifter and mechanic.

The concentration of THE RAG TAG FLEET is the unknown tale of the ultimate months of 1942, whilst those males ran the gauntlet of eastern air assaults, reefs and shallow, shark-infested waters to usher in the offers and gear for the U.S. and Australian troops that defeated the entrenched jap forces at Buna at the PNG coast, and so helped flip the process the war.

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By Ian W. Shaw

The interesting - and unknown - tale of the Rag Tag Fleet, a set of hundreds and hundreds of Australian fishing trawlers and schooners, organised via the U.S. military, which transported very important provides for US and Australian forces around the South-East Pacific.

Boys lower than the age of 17 and males over 60, and those that were not good sufficient to affix the Australian average forces shaped the crews. every one boat was once armed with one computer gun - and sailed lower than the yankee flag.
Conditions at the boats have been grim. a number of group participants gotten smaller ailments together with malaria, dysentery and dengue fever. liable to airplane assault, the boats have been usually strafed and bombed.

The tale is informed in the course of the reports of the Australian team on part a dozen ships - together with Jack Savage, boat builder extraordinaire; Ray Parer, air fighter, explorer and gold miner; and Norm Oddy, bandleader, drifter and mechanic.

The concentration of THE RAG TAG FLEET is the unknown tale of the ultimate months of 1942, whilst those males ran the gauntlet of eastern air assaults, reefs and shallow, shark-infested waters to usher in the offers and gear for the U.S. and Australian troops that defeated the entrenched jap forces at Buna at the PNG coast, and so helped flip the process the war.

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