Biographies & Memoirs, History

Book Description

Hitching a ride in a stolen US government Secret Service car just minutes before police lights appeared in the rearview mirror put 17yearold Jack H Barnes in a spot that volunteering for the US Navy seemed like a good idea Once it got to know him the Navy wasn't so sure it agreed In the summer of 1945 he found himself on the unfinished undersupplied USS Pine Island en route to Tokyo Harbor In By Your Leave Sir Barnes tells the story of how he got himself into hot water out into the middle of the ocean into more hot water and onto a Japanese seaplane It's the Pacific during World War II as you've never seen it before