By Armin Scheiderbauer
The writer may be defined as a 'veteran' in each experience of the be aware, although he was once simply elderly 21 while the warfare ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry department, German military, and observed 4 years of sour wrestle at the japanese entrance, being wounded six times.This is a phenomenal own memoir, written with nice thoughtfulness and honesty. Scheiderbauer joined his unit through the iciness of 1941/42, and through the next years observed fierce wrestle in lots of of the biggest battles at the jap entrance. His reports of the 1943-45 interval are quite noteworthy, together with his reminiscences of the large Soviet offensives of summer season 1944 and January 1945. partaking within the sour battles in East Prussia, he used to be captured via the Soviets and never published until eventually 1947. Adventures in my early life is a different memoir - the writer initially wrote it just for his daughter. It hasn't ever been released in any language, previously.
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The second naval battle of Guadalcanal, during the night of November 14/15, pitted a Japanese task force centered around the fast battleship Kirishima, plus Atago and Takao, against a smaller American task force with the battleships South Dakota and Washington. The scenario seemed a favorable one for the IJN, with a large force of destroyers led by two of its finest heavy cruisers working at night against an improvised American force operating in confined waters. Atago and Takao each launched eight torpedoes at Washington from a mere 4,000 yards' range, but all missed.
Torpedo armament remained heavy - 12 tubes in triple mounts. Design speed was set at 37 knots. As in the earlier heavy cruiser designs, the magazines required protection against 8 in shells and the machinery spaces were protected against 6in shells. This set of design requirements was literally impossible to achieve on such a small displacement, even with extensive electric welding to save weight. The design adopted in 1931 was overweight at 9,500 tons. The original Mogami design borrowed much from the Takao class.
Naval History and Heritage Command) A B O V E RIGHT Mikuma shown on fire in the June 7 photo sequence taken by Enterprise aircraft. Her forward turrets have their guns askew, the result of bomb damage. The first turret has a hinomaru painted on top as an aid to friendly air recognition. The mainmast and aircraft deck are entirely gone, the result of an explosion caused by the ship's torpedoes detonating. (Naval History and Heritage Command) Mogami on June 15,1944, as she steams with the carriers of the First Mobile Fleet en route to meet the US Navy off the Marianas.