About Twenty-Two Months
This is the 1944-1946 diary and story of James Reding, a young sailor in the U.S.
Navy serving aboard the
USS Fergus, APA 82, in the Pacific Theater of
Operations during the final months of World War II.  During that period of
time he participated in the Okinawa and Philippine campaigns, the initial
occupation of Japan, the Magic Carpet, and the preparations for the Operations
Crossroads atomic bomb experiments at Bikini Atoll.  As a former crewmember
on an Amphibious Personnel Attack Troop Transport, Jim dedicates this book
to the officers and men of America's Amphibious Forces and their support
vessels.  With honor and distinction they carried our military personnel across
vast expanses of seas and oceans of the world and landed them onto hostile
shores.