USS New Mexico BB40: The Drinan Diary

Flagship of the American fleet, for over 30 years the USS New Mexico was the pride of the US Navy. Learn about the history of the “Queen” from her on board activities to dramatic accounts of the fierce fighting in the Pacific theater. Included are eye witness accounts from the Robert T. Drinan diary that vividly details how the ship suffered from kamikaze attacks during the battle of Okinawa. The video is narrated by Dean Stockwell with diary entries read by John Wertheim.

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