In my novel, “Autumn Winds Over Okinawa 1945,” my father, Chief Petty Officer Ken Mead and three other sailors got off the USS Antietam CV-36 Aircraft carrier to return home after the war on Aug. 31, 1945. 

Unfortunately, they  were stranded on the island for a month and 1/2 facing Jap Snipers, Jungle diseases, a shortage of food, and two major typhoons. The typhoons sunk over 100 ships in the Nahu harbor and killed over 200 people.

After almost two months on the island Chief Petty Officer Ken Mead had lost over 20 pounds, lost his teeth from a gum disease and was weak from jungle disease, yet he and two others survived to be picked up by the Idaho Battleship on Oct. 15, 1945.

Read about this great story of personal survival on Amazon.com, Author-Pelham Mead III

Published by skyking119

Professor of Instructional Technology, Doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University-1993. Worked at NYU, St. Johns Univ., The College of Mount Saint Vincent, and the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. Currently, College Tutor and published Novel writer specializing in Historical Fiction. In the works, Sister Angelina CIA Nun, The Night is a Child (a mystery story of Africa), and The Personal Diary of Anne of Cleves, 4th wife of King Henry VIII.

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