Beans, Bullets, and Black Oil : the Story of Fleet Logistics Afloat in the Pacific During World War II
Carter, Rear Admiral Worrall Reed, USN (Retired). Foreword by Dan A. Kimball, Secretary of the Navy. Introduction by Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, USN ( Retired)

Washington DC United States Government Printng Office 1953 First edition Thick octavo ( standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Spine a bit faded at heel.Top edge of text block a bit soiled. 482 p. w/ b&w photographic illustrations (including after action damage photos), maps including a larger fold out map, list of commanding officers of suply and support ships, glossary of abbreviations, index. An unusual and important WWII book, covering the story of naval logistics support in the Pacific Theater of the war. Carter wroe a book unlike any other, covering the supply of the fast carrier and amphibious Army & Marine forces, mail, casualty transport, ship repair and refueling, water supply salvagng, and more. An important work for any WWII naval history researcher or collector. Very good Hardcover (Item ID: 16720)


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