The Men Of The Gambier Bay – By Edwin P. Hoyt





“The MEN Of The GAMBIER BAY” By Edwin P. Hoyt. Introduction by Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, USN (Ret.). From the author of “The Battle of Leyte Gulf” and “Bowfin”. The escort carrier USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) was a Casablanca-class carrier, commissioned in December 1943, displacing just 7,900 tons. The lightly armed ship departed Pearl Harbor and went into action in September 1944––she never returned. Gambier Bay took part in the Allied landings on Saipan then later fought for the islands of Peleliu and Angaur. In October of 1944 the vessel and her brave pilots of Composite Squadron 10 (VC-10) found themselves involved in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. On the morning of October 25, 1944 Gambier Bay was sunk by surface fire from the Imperial Japanese Navy. The gallant little CVE became the only American carrier to be sunk by enemy surface ships during World War II. And here is her complete story. The only book to tell of this carrier. Now out of print and a difficult book to find. 1981 Paperback edition, 278 pages, 16 black and white photos with 3 maps and an index. Fold at the upper right corner of cover, as noted in above photo.

Good Cond – $13.95



Other books of interest:

Ark Royal

The Battle Of Leyte Gulf

The Battle Of Leyte Gulf – Edwin P. Hoyt

The Battle For Leyte Gulf

The Big ‘E’

Bull Halsey

Carrier Combat

Escort Carrier WWII

The Franklin Comes Home

The Independence Light Aircraft Carrier

Hunter Killer

Kamikaze Nightmare

The Last Stand Of the Tin Can Sailors

Leyte Gulf: The Death Of The Princeton

The Lexington Goes Down

The Little Giants

The Men of the Gambier Bay

Then There Was One

Queen Of The Flat-Tops

USS Enterprise (CV-6)

U.S. Carrier losses