Porter Memorial Library author talk will tell story of Machias son, lost in largest kamikaze attack of WWII

Author Martin Irons will speak at Porter Memorial Library in Machias on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m.

Irons' book, "Phalanx Against The Divine Wind: Protecting the Fast Carrier Task Force During World War II" recounts the fate of the USS Haynsworth and the rest of the Fifth Fleet on April 6, 1945 during the largest kamikaze attack of WWII. Among those lost that day was Hobart MacLaughlan of Machias.

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