Saving Big Ben: The Saga of the U.S.S. Franklin and the Most Decorated Crew In Naval History by Peter J. Prato

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Bombardment of Guam on 14 July 1944 before the battle, as seen from the New Mexico

S.C. Rotman, U.S. Navy, aboard USS New Mexico (BB-40). - Official U.S. Navy photo 80-G-K-1870 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command

Invasion of Guam, July 1944: Pre-invasion bombardment of Guam, seen from the battleship USS New Mexico (BB-40), 14 July 1944. An amphibious command ship (AGC), probably Task Force 53 flagship USS Appalachian (AGC-1), is at left. Other ships present include a Farragut-class destroyer (right center), an old Wickes/Clemson-class fast transport (APD) and two landing craft, infantry (LCI).

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Saving Big Ben: The Saga of the U.S.S. Franklin and the Most Decorated Crew In Naval History by Peter J. Prato

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This is the story of the aircraft carrier USS Franklin and the crew that had the greatest number of decorations ever given to a single ship.