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CLAY  BLAIR  (500-1988)

United States Navy, Submarines

 

CLAY BLAIR served aboard USS GUARDFISH (SS 217) during World War Two and was also a wartime reporter and journalist.

     
 

CLAY later wrote for TIME Magazine and LIFE Magazine and was always with his wife Joan on field assignments.  He later became Editor-in-Chief of the SATURDAY EVENING POST.

When CLAY joined Sharkhunters, he and his wife visited HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) in the COOPER family home - a small apartment in Tampa at the time.  His number was going to be 493 or something like that but he said that he wanted a Membership Number that he could remember, so we jumped him out of line and assigned him Member #500-1988.

CLAY told us at that time, in 1988, that he was going to write the two books on the U-Boats which, as it turned out, were the last two he would ever write.

     
 

CLAY BLAIR wrote many books, all extremely well researched.  They include:
  *  Atomic Submarine and Admiral Rickover
  *  Silent Victory - the US Submarine War Against Japan
  *  Survive!
  *  MacArthur - Korea and the Undoing of an American Hero
  *  Combat Patrol
  *  Return from the River Kwai
  *  Mission - Tokyo Bay
  *  Swordray's First Three Patrols
  *  Beyond Courage, Escape Tales of Airmen in the Korean War
  *  A General's Life, Omar Bradley
  *  Ridgeway's Paratroopers, the American Airborne in World War Two
  *  The Forgotten War - America in Korea
  *  Hitler's U-Boat War, the Hunters 1939-1942
  *  Hitler's U-Boat War, the Hunted 1942-1945

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