Although World War II has long been a part of a well-documented history, old events told from a different point of view can still give us a different perspective. Author Kenneth W. Huck shares such an account in Log of World War II: A Pacific Naval Diary.
Log of the War: A Pacific Naval Diary brings new information written by a yeoman second class serving on the USS Minneapolis. Vincent E. DeCook’s eyewitness account begins December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, continuing through the fall of 1942. There are no comparable diaries that include these events: Pearl Harbor, Battle of the Coral Sea including the sinking of the Lexington, Battle of Guadalcanal, and others.
Learn what they knew and when they knew it. Names, dates, locations, vessels… it’s all here. Through
Log of World War II: A Pacific Naval Diary, one can feel the danger, the frustrations, and the fears of serving on a ship during a war, and realize the commitment to duty our servicemen exhibited.