So Close to Home

So Close to Home

A True Story of An American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II

Book - 2016
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On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensuedand each family member had to find their own path to survival. -- amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
ISBN: 9781681771304
1681771306
Characteristics: xi, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Leary, Alison
Call Number: 940.5451 TOU

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