© 2024 KUAF
NPR Affiliate since 1985
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Your voice matters to KUAF! Your perspective will give us valuable insights into what we're doing and areas that may not address your needs. Please take a moment to complete this confidential listener survey to help us better serve you!

Torpedo Squadron Eight: 'A Dawn Like Thunder'


Historian, novelist and former congressman Robert Mrazek has written a new history of Ensign George Gay's unit, Torpedo Squadron Eight.

In A Dawn Like Thunder, Mrazek tells the story of Gay's squadron's victories in World War II at the Battle of Midway, and later, at Guadalcanal. "In spite of... fearful odds," Mrazek writes, "the Americans chose to confront the Imperial Navy at Midway."

Mrazek consulted surviving members of the squadron, as well as historical sources, for his book.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.