Red Storm Rising - Chapters 35 through 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 35 through 39 Summary

Aboard the Reuben James, the Allied fighters bring down a Russian aircraft and O'Malley notes that he - as a helicopter pilot - is now going to serve as "missile bait." The two ships and two helicopters then execute a defensive maneuver they call "Doolittle," which ends with no hits by the Russian torpedoes in the water. A Russian ship sinks and an Allied sub is badly damaged as the Allies fire additional missiles and rush to leave the area before the Russians have the opportunity to retaliate.

O'Malley later scores additional hits, says it's the first time he's fired a live torpedo at a live submarine, and that her sinking is the saddest sound he's ever heard. When Morris asks when he'll be ready to go up again, O'Malley says maybe in a week. Later, he's interviewed by Calloway who asks what it's like...

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