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
* 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