The Franklin Comes Home Author:A.A.Hoehling ATTACK! THE FRANKLIN's agony began with two bombs, smashing down from a lone Japanese plane, set gasoline reservoirs ablaze and touched off tremendous explosions amid stored ammunition. More than 800 on board perished and nearly half as many were wounded. The hanger deck filled with crewmen and gassed-up aircraft, there omb racks loaded, was ... more »swept by a volcano of flames.
THE FRANKLIN was subjected to a more devastating attack than that suffered by any other U.S. capital ship in hte history of America's involvement in wars-and yet the ship survived. This, then is the complete saga-highlighted by dramatic eyewitness stories-of the Franklins harrowing adventures in the waning days of World War II.« less