Ron Shirtz
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Little Ship, Big War: The Saga of DE343 by Edward P. Stafford.

This game inspired me to buy this used paperback book I found at a thrift store two months ago

An excellent and extremely detailed account of destroyer escort USS Abercrombie from the time it left the building docks in 1944 freshly painted in black/white/grey dazzle camo to its combat debut in the Okinawa campaign fending off kamikazes attacks. The writer draws his information from the ships log, journals, and from interviewing many of the former crew--as well as his own personal experience as the third officer in command.

This book gives the reader a sense of familiarity with every nut and bolt of the ship from bow to stern, as well as the duties and personalities of the crew. I am only halfway through the book, but guarantee it will engage and hold your interest.

If you like this game, I strongly recommend you pick up this book as a historical reference to Picket Duty.
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welshbow wrote:


If you like this game, I strongly recommend you pick up this book as a historical reference to Picket Duty.


It is a good book. I read it many years ago. I read his prequel in which he skippered a sub chaser. Not too exciting but it rounds out his career really well.

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Amazon has plenty of them used.
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