Just announced … Bill McGee’s “The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943” finalist in the Military Writers Society of America 2018 Awards

The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 by William L. McGee has been designated as a 2018 awards finalist by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). The award category – Gold, Silver, or Bronze – will be announced at MWSA’s General Membership Conference on November 9, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Sandra McGee, Bill’s publishing partner and wife,…

National Atomic Veterans Day, July 16, 2018

Today is National Atomic Veterans Day…  From 1945 to 1963, the United States conducted 235 atmospheric nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific Ocean and the Southwestern U.S. In appreciation of the approximately 250,000 American service men and women who witnessed and participated in these tests, Congress designated July 16 as “National Atomic Veterans Day.” Read Bill…

75 Years Ago… The Ill-Fated Voyage of Task Unit 32.4.4

Guadalcanal, June 1943. The U.S. Navy Task Unit 32.4.4 was anchored off Guadalcanal. The convoy was made up of four Liberty ships and three escorts. Gunner Bill McGee, fresh out of Boot Camp and on his first wartime sea voyage, was stationed aboard the Liberty, SS Nathaniel Currier. Suddenly, on 16 June at 1350 (1:50 p.m.), Condition “Very” Red was…

Review by MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA

THANK-YOU TO MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA for their May 2018 review of The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943… Click to read review Since its publication seventeen years ago in 2001, The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 has been repeatedly lauded as one of the most comprehensive books on all the campaigns fought in the Solomon Islands. “Enough gripping drama, heroism, and…