About the Book
WWII veteran, James G. Erredge, provides a personalized account of his experiences aboard the U.S.S. Franklin as the aircraft carrier and its crew prepared for battles in the Pacific. Included is a first hand account of the dramatic March 19, 1945 Japanese bombing attack that nearly sunk the U.S.S. Franklin and the incredible story of the ship and crew's survival.
Born in 1920, graduate of Zumbrota High School, Zumbrota, MN and Iowa Sate University, Ames, IA. Life long resident of Zumbrota, MN. Enlisted in the Navy in summer of 1942 shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Honorably discharged from the Navy on December 15, 1945.