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USS Texas Squadron at Sea

USS Texas Squadron at Sea Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review March 2013 Title USS Texas Squadron at Sea
Author David Doyle Publisher Squadron/Signal Publications
Published 2013 ISBN 978-0-89747-708-6
Format 152 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $29.95

Review

Here's a really entertaining installment in Squadron/Signal's popular Squadron at Sea series.

USS Texas (SS34003) tells the total tale – design, development, construction, refits, service and preservation.  The amply illustrated volume sports 350 B&W and color photographs over 152 pages – including construction, interior, armament, repair, aircraft, hull and superstructure details.

Vessel history spans service in three conflicts – Veracruz, Mexico in 1914, World War I and World War II.  The latter includes Operation Torch in November 1942, the Normandy invasion in June 1944, and the Iwo Jima landings in February 1945.

Author Doyle also details USS Texas camouflage with paint references – including the prewar 5 Gray, and Measure 12, 21 and 22 WWII schemes.  Line drawings and color plates – including side views and aircraft schemes – also supplement text.

Make this superb study your tourist guide to the USS Texas memorial in Houston!

Robustly recommended.

My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!

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