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Thunder Below by Gene Fluckey

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Thunder Below by Gene Fluckey

Postby raalst » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:24 pm

I just picked up this book from a second-hand store and it is marvellous.

It reads like just any fiction but of course it describes *real* patrols of the USS Barb.
It is very well written, I could not put it down after starting.
If you see this book, buy & read it !

(then play Silent Hunter 4 again and raid NamKwan harbour ;-) )

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Re: Thunder Below by Gene Fluckey

Postby Boss subfixer » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:42 am

I'll second that!
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Re: Thunder Below by Gene Fluckey

Postby Tom Dougherty » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:11 pm

An outstanding book! One of the most impressive things about Fluckey was that he was most proud of the fact that none of his crew were injured during Barb's exploits. He used the money from the profits on his book to take the surviving members of his crew & their spouses on touring trips.

I would also recommend another book, more about Eugene Fluckey himself, and that is The Galloping Ghost: The Extraordinary Life of Submarine Legend Eugene Fluckey by Carl LaVo.
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Re: Thunder Below by Gene Fluckey

Postby zeusbheld » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:09 am

Fantastic book. Reads like fiction, but the Barb's logs back up his stories. Galloping Ghost queued up for purchase behind more immediate modeling needs. Fluckey's book is the main reason my Gato will most likely be built as the Barb (although Greenling, Harder and Wahoo are still in the running).
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