The Untold True Story of the World Battle II Frogmen Who Gave Rise to the Navy SEALs

INTO ENEMY WATERS LOS ANGELES, California – With echoes of  Unbroken, the derring-do and bravado…


LOS ANGELES, California – With echoes of  Unbroken, the derring-do and bravado of The Proper Stuff; and the battle-forged camaraderie of  Band of Brothers, Into Enemy Waters by award-winning journalist Andrew Dubbins (Aug. 23, 2022, Diversion Books) particulars the origins and heroic missions of World Battle II’s elite unit of Navy frogmen, informed via the eyes of one in all its final dwelling members, 95-year-old George Morgan.

Morgan was only a wiry, 17-year-old lifeguard from New Jersey when he joined the Navy’s new fight demolition unit, tasked to explode enemy coastal defenses forward of landings by Allied forces. His first project: Omaha Seashore on D-Day.

When he returned stateside, Morgan realized that his service was solely starting. Outfitted with swim trunks, a dive masks, and fins, he was despatched to Hawaii after which deployed to the Pacific as a member of the pioneering Underwater Demolition Groups. GIs known as them “half fish, half nuts.” At present, we name them Navy SEALs.

Led by maverick Naval Reserve Officer Draper Kauffman, Morgan would spend the fierce remaining 12 months of the warfare swimming as much as enemy-controlled seashores to collect intel and detonate underwater obstacles. He’d should grasp the ocean, muster superhuman grit, and overcome the demons of Omaha Seashore.

Transferring nearer to Japan, the enemy’s island defenses have been rising extra elaborate and its troopers extra fanatical. From the black sand seashores of Iwo Jima to the shark-infested reefs of Okinawa, to the chilly seas of Tokyo Bay, teenaged George Morgan was there earlier than most, combating for his life. And for all of us.

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Writer Andrew Dubbins

Andrew Dubbins is an award-winning journalist and creator, whose work has appeared in Alta, Slate, Los Angeles Journal, The Day by day Beast, and different media shops. He has lined drug smugglers and DEA brokers, Cosa Nostra capos and FBI investigators, Maasai lion hunters-turned-conservationists, and Civil Rights, pioneers. His writing has been acknowledged by the Los Angeles Press Membership in its 2021 SoCal Journalism Awards, in addition to amongst’s “Greatest Articles of 2021” and The Day by day Beast’s “Greatest Reads of 2017.” A number of of his narrative nonfiction tasks have been optioned for movie and tv. He graduated with honors from Georgetown College and lives in Los Angeles. Learn extra of his work at

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