I Like Diving: A Professional's Story.

By: Eadie, Tom.

Price: $250.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


245p. Photos. US Navy Chief Gunner's Mate hard hat diver. Involved in salvage work on the sunken submarines S-51 (SS-162) and S-4 (SS-109), receiving the Navy Cross for each operation, and the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in rescuing a fellow diver on the S-4 on 18 December 1927. Medal of Honor citation of Chief Gunner's Mate Thomas Eadie (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 130): "For display of extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession above and beyond the call of duty on 18 December 1927, during the diving operations in connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. S-4 with all on board, as a result of a collision off Provincetown, Mass. On this occasion when MICHELS, Chief Torpedoman, United States Navy, while attempting to connect an air line to the submarine at a depth of 102 feet became seriously fouled, EADIE, under the most adverse diving conditions, deliberately, knowingly and willingly took his own life in his hands by promptly descending to the rescue in response to the desperate need of his companion diver. After two hours of extremely dangerous and heartbreaking work, by his cool, calculating and skillful labors, he succeeded in his mission and brought MICHELS safely to the surface." Blue cloth with diving helmet on front. SIGNED & inscribed in 1934. Spine sunned. Very Good copy

Title: I Like Diving: A Professional's Story.

Author: Eadie, Tom.

Categories: List 64, US NAVY, Items with Photos,

Publisher: Houghton, 1931: 1931

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Signed: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 64-783