Rescue at Hiroshima
An eBook thriller of technology, action, and suspense—Get it here
Sixty-five years ago, August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named after the pilot’s mother, Enola Gay, dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. That is well-known. What is less well-known is that 3 days prior to that last day of the non-nuclear age of mankind, a submarine captain was asked if he would rescue 44 schoolchildren and one anti-war ex-sergeant of the Imperial Japanese Army; now a teacher. Rescue them from the Honkawa National School. And the Honkawa National School was 400 meters southwest of the Enola Gay’s aiming point.
He had only three days to get his submarine, the Mako, to Hiroshima, and it would take three days to get there.
Lieutenant Shoney O'Brien, the pilot of Mako's Goshawk heliplane would have to insert Lieutenant Jesse Rivera's Marines at the Honkawa School. She couldn't know how her life would later depend on him...
Escape from Hiroshima
The action-filled sequel eBook thriller to Rescue at Hiroshima—Get it here
The Imperial Japanese Navy---the IJN---thinks you set off the world's first atomic bomb, and they are determined to get you. And you are in a damaged submarine in the Inland Sea, the IJN's own personal lake, shallow and surrounded by islands with only two ways out, both patrolled by Japanese and Allied aircraft who would happily sink you.
This is the jam that Mako and all her crew face one hour into mankind's atomic age. And Captain De Gama has to escape the determined vengeance of the IJN.
But for Lieutenant Shoney O'Brien and the crew of her Goshawk heliplane, stranded on a beach just four miles from ground zero, time is running out, and Lieutenant Jesse Rivera is nowhere to be found…
The Secret History of the Nevada Navy
An eBook mystery-history of technology and action—Get it here
The history of the Nevada Navy is clouded in secrecy. Firmly denied by US Navy and every other US government agency, the state of Nevada, and any other nation, the Nevada Navy can't exist. Really. It can't. That may be. But according to this secret history, the Nevada Navy has a base inside Anaho Island at Pyramid Lake, Nevada. Landlocked. About 400 miles from the Pacific Ocean. So how is it, after 150 years, that the Nevada Navy has been sending submarines around the world's oceans? Can't be.
Yet how to explain that this same Anaho Island was mysteriously declared a white pelican nesting preserve in 1913 by Woodrow Wilson? White pelicans? And someone would care that much about white pelicans in 1913? Really? Then Anaho was declared a National Wildlife Refuge in 1940 by FDR's administration. Why would Anaho be declared a National Wildlife Refuge when it was already in the middle of an Indian reservation with restricted access anyway? So now, no one but rangers can come within 500 feet of the 247-acre island. And Anaho is a small island in a landlocked desert lake in the middle of a landlocked state. Thanks to the United States government.
So this is the story of that secret history, beginning in 1850, and told through Indian wars, the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's intervention. Plus a well-covered up naval battle between the Union and France, and the development of technologies to support combat search and rescues and disaster relief on the world's oceans.
The Nevada Navy at Pyramid Lake
The Nevada Navy's main base is at Pyramid Lake, on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation. Anaho Island. Actually, inside Anaho Island. Anaho being a small island near the east side of the Lake, an island which was mysteriously declared a white pelican nesting preserve in 1913 by Woodrow Wilson. Then declared a National Wildlife Refuge in 1940 by FDR’s administration. So now, no one but rangers can come within 500 feet of the 247 acre island. And Anaho is a small island in a landlocked desert Lake in the middle of a landlocked state.
So…how have Nevada Navy submarines sailed to and from the Pacific since 1880?
Let's find out…
What is the mission of the Nevada Navy? Combat search and rescue—CSAR. Combat. Against what? Or whom? Well, as it turns out, against all adversaries—nature, man and man-made to rescue or protect those whom you can. Rescue Sailors, passengers, disaster victims from nature; rescue those whom you can from piracy and wars; interdict illegal overfishing of seals, whales. And in between CSAR missions, use the submarines' capability for advancing ocean sciences. But during wartime? A whole different story.
But who are the men and women that crewed the Mako in that summer of 1945?Meet the Crew
So how do Nevada Navy submarines end up looking like sharks? And how is it that the Nevada Navy's shark subs can go so fast and stay underwater so long?Let's find out.
Why would a submarine need a heliplane? Combat Search and Rescue—CSAR. The Nevada Navy's submarines have sailed with variations of gyrocopters and heliplanes for over 100 years.
Not easy, flying with Nevada Navy Air, as Lieutenant Shoney O'Brien could tell you…Let's find out
The Mako was built for science and rescue. But that didn't mean that she couldn't defend herself. In 1945, Mako was fast, had powerful radars and sonar, and dangerous torpedoes and surface guns.
Anybody wanting to corner the Mako? Find themselves in world of hurt with a deadly shark…Let's Find Out
When you are in the middle of Combat Search and Rescue—CSAR— you are likely to meet some pretty tough hombres—so you better be bringing some tough hombres of your own. For the Nevada Navy, the tough hombres that sail on the boats are the men and women of the Nevada Marine Corps.
Need somebody to cover your six? That'd be them.About the Marines
©2010. Nevada Navy LLC.