Battleground - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

W. E. B. Griffin
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Chapter 6 Summary

Chapter six opens on June 19, 1942, at the Marine Air Group HQ, in Ewa, Oahu Island, Hawaii. Lt. Colonel Clyde Dawkins is in charge of investigating rumors regarding Lt. Bill Dunn's behavior in the fight over Midway Island. The question is whether Dunn left the fight before or after his windscreen was blown out and he was injured. Lt. Col. Dawkins has decided to transfer Dunn into a new division called VMF-229, which currently consists of Captain Charles Galloway and now Dunn. Galloway is infamous for an incident immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Immediately after the bombing at Pearl Harbor, the Navy brass declared that none of the airplanes on the field at Pearl were fit to fly. Galloway and another officer not only got one to fly, they were able to locate the aircraft carrier Sarasota and land on it. Because this action had made...

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