D-Day Hero Destroyer Identified After 68 Year Search
by Ray Woods About the Author
Ray Woods was the only schooled radarman on the USS OBrien from its commisioning in Boston to the end of World War II in San Diego, California.
Ray survived six major invasions from D-Day Normandy to Okinawa. His radarroom was blown up twice, once by a German shore battery and again by a Japanese suicide plane. His position enabled him to know the details as to why the USS OBrien could not be found by the troops on Omaha beach on D-Day after the war ended. Ray was monitoring the radio contact with the troops on the beach when the OBrien attacked the tunnel and guns of the Germans D-Day morning at Omaha beach.
(2013, paperback, 114 pages)