Books & Magazine Articles
- Richard W. Bates, Battle for Leyte Gulf, October 1944 (Washington, D.C.: Gov’t Printing Office, 1953)
- David Brown, Warship Losses of World War Two
(Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1990)
- M. Hamlin Cannon, United States Army in World War II: War in the Pacific: Leyte: The Return to the Philippines (Washington D.C.: Gov’t Printing Office, 1954)
- Rear Admiral Robert W. Copeland (USNR) (with Jack E. O’Neill), The Spirit of the Sammy-B (unpublished manuscript)
- Robert Jon Cox, The Battle Off Samar – Taffy III at Leyte Gulf
- Thomas J. Cutler, The Battle of Leyte Gulf: 23-26 October 1944 (Bluejacket Books) (1994)
- Paul Dull, Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1941- 1945
(Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1978)
- Stanley L. Falk, Decision at Leyte (Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1989)
- Bruce H. Franklin, The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts
(Annapolis, Md : Naval Institute Press, 1999.)
- J. Henry Doscher, Jr., Little Wolf at Leyte (Austin, Tex.: Eakin Press, 1996)
- James A Field, Jr., Japanese at Leyte Gulf: The Sho Operation (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1947)
- Jim Hornfischer, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: A book by Jim Hornfischer on the Battle off Samar, which has gotten absolutely rave reviews. For instance, Publishers Weekly says “One of the finest WWII naval action narratives in recent years, this book follows in the footsteps of Flags of Our Fathers, creating a microcosm of the war’s American Navy destroyers. Hornfischer, a writer and literary agent in Austin, Tex., covers the battle off Samar, the Philippines, in October 1944, in which a force of American escort carriers and destroyers fought off a Japanese force many times its strength…” Learn more about this outstanding book here!
- Edwin P. Hoyt, The Battle of Leyte Gulf, the death knell of the Japanese Fleet (New York: Weybright and Talley, 1972)
- Edwin P. Hoyt, Macarthur’s Navy (New York: Orion, 1989)
- Edwin P. Hoyt, The Men of the Gambier Bay: The Amazing True Story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf (Middlebury, Vt.: P.S. Eriksson, 1979)
- David M. Kennedy, “Victory At Sea,” The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 283, No. 3, March 1999
- Charles Lockwood and H. Anderson, Battles of the Philippine Sea (New York: Crowell, 1967)
- Samuel Eliot Morison, Leyte, June 1944-January 1945: History of United States Naval Operations in World War II (History of US Naval Operation in WWII), Volume XII – “Leyte” (Boston: Little Brown, 1962)
- J. Rohwer and G. Hummelchen, Chronology of the War at Sea, 1939-1945 (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1992)
- G.C. Skipper, The Battle of Leyte Gulf (His World at War)
(Chicago: Childrens Press, 1991)
- Carl Solberg, Decision and Dissent: With Halsey at Leyte Gulf
(Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995)
- Russell Spurr, A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato (New York: Newmarket Press, 1981)
- Adrian Stewart, The Battle of Leyte Gulf (London: Hale, 1979)
- US Navy, United States Naval Chronology, World War II (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1955)
- H.P. Wilmot, The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Last Fleet Action (Twentieth-Century Battles) (Indiana Univ. Press, 2005)
- C. Vann Woodward, The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II’s Largest Naval Battle (New York: Macmillan, 1947)
- John F. Wukovits, Devotion to Duty: A Biography of Admiral Clifton A. F. Sprague
(Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995)
- John F. Wukovits, For Crew and Country: The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice Aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts
(St. Martin’s Press, Jan. 2013)
- For an excellent source of World War II materials, try Stone & Stone bookstore in England.
Photographs & Drawings
- Potential shipmates
- “Trim but deadly” relief plaque honoring Destroyer Escorts, at Naval Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- Plaque at the Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, Texas.
- Photos of the Roberts
- US Navy photograph of the Sammy B at sea.
- The USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) in the Philippine Sea, mid-October 1944. Photo taken from its sister ship the USS Wann (DE-412) as the two ships were maneuvering to exchange guard mail. (source: Little Wolf at Leyte)
- Renderings of the Roberts
- No Higher Honor, an original work of art painted by DE 413 shipmate Don Young in 1998, commemorates the Sammy B (DE 413), the second (DD 823) and third USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), as well as the USS Copeland, and the USS Carr. The painting was presented to the Commanding Officer of the USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) during the May 1998 reunion of the Survivors’ Association in Norfolk. The painting and its inspiration were described in the May 31, 1998, edition of the Easton (Md.) Star Democrat.
- Rendition of the sinking USS Samuel B. Roberts (artist unknown)
- Roberts rendering by Crypto-137 at DeviantArt
- Renderings by Jean Secardin
- The Burden and Loneliness of Command, another original piece by Don Young, of Capt. Copeland at his gyro repeater.
- A painting dedicated to the memory of all Gunners and Gun Crew members available from the Association of Gunners Mates. The painting shows Paul Henry Carr attempting to load the “star shell” he was most probably handling immediately before his death.
- Radio shack of the USS O’Flaherty (DE-340).
- Taffy 3 memorial in San Diego
- Memorial to men lost in Battle off Samar at Fort Rosencrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
- Small Boys (The Movie)
- The History – Special : The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors, 50 minute DVD produced in 2006 by the History Channel.
- Our Century: Showdown At Leyte Gulf, Great 50-minute video produced by the History Channel in 1995.
- Radio Interview with survivor Dick Rohde from March 2007
- 1. Interview of Dick Rohde by middle schooler William Ruppcirca 2000
- William Rupp, display for Year 2000 National History Day Competition.