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Last Voyage of the SS Henry Bacon

288 pages
Paragon House
The Last Voyage of the SS Henry Bacon saw the crew put the lives of 19 Norwegian refugees above their own. The Bacon was the last Liberty ship to be sunk by the German Lufwaffe on the Murmansk Run from Scotland to Murmansk, Russia. The ship fought valiantly against superior forces, and downed more German planes than any other Liberty ship.

The SS Henry Bacon was born, lived and died in war: commissioned November 11, 1942; and sank February 23, 1945. When the ship went down, her proud captain and chief engineer were standing at the helm. This is her story.

Well written and documented, The Last Voyage of the SS Henry Bacon is filled with touching personal episodes and is drawn from conversation and correspondence with the surviving merchant seamen and Navy gunners. All of the accounts have been verified by declassified Navy and Maritime Commission records.
Author Bio
DR. ROBERT I. ALOTTA (1937-2012) wrote countless articles for academic journals, major and minor newspapers, and magazines. He authored nine historical non-fiction works. His doctorate is in American military history. Dr. Alotta taught history at Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA. He was the director of education and information services for the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office and their webmaster.
DONALD R. FOXVOG (1922-2009) served as a Congressional speechwriter and performed freelance writing jobs for government agencies. He worked for United Press, the Congressional Quarterly, and several newspapers.