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This website is owned and operated by James M. Ennes, Jr, a USS Liberty crew member and survivor.

James Marquis Ennes, Jr
James M. Ennes, Jr

Jim Ennes (James Marquis Ennes, Jr.), a survivor of the 1967 attack by Israel on the American intelligence ship USS Liberty and one of the creators of The USS Liberty Memorial Web Site, is an American citizen and a retired career US Naval Officer. He was born in New Jersey in 1933 and was raised in New York, Texas, Illinois, Washington State, and California.

Following his enlisted tour, he worked as an investigator for Retail Credit Company (now known as Equifax Corporation) while attending San Francisco State College at night on the GI Bill. Upon receiving his degree in business administration he applied for Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1962. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since he retired from the Navy in 1978.

He researched and wrote the book Assault on the Liberty during the period between the attack in 1967 and his retirement from the Navy as a lieutenant commander in 1978. The book was accepted for publication by Random House in 1978, and was released for sale in February, 1980, after very extensive legal and factual review and verification.

Assault on the Liberty has sold more than 110,000 copies in six hardcover printings by Random House, one paperback edition by Ballantine Books, an overseas Arabic language edition by the Language Management Institute in Cyprus and four privately reprinted "perfect bound" editions by Reintree Press and printed by Signature Book Printing Company of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Many people in the industry believe that sales have been severely restricted because of sabotage in the distribution pipeline which caused delays and blockages in production and distribution.


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