Raymer's World War II memoirs throws light on a dark side of Pearl Harbor and the Pacific war--the salvage efforts on sunken and damaged ships. Raymer pays tribute to fallen comrades--diving was nearly as dangerous as combat--to good and bad superiors and divers, and to the technical ingenuity of the U.S. Navy at the time of its greatest trial. 21 photos. 240 pp. National ads.
Commander Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.) served thirty years in the U.S. Navy. Descent into Darkness was his only book. He died in 1997.