So Close to Home

So Close to Home

A True Story of An American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II

Book - 2016
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On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued--and each family member had to find their own path to survival. --
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
ISBN: 9781681771304
Branch Call Number: 940.545 TOUGIAS
Characteristics: xi, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Leary, Alison - Author


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