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Flattop fighting in World War II

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Product description

World War II's naval battles between the United States and Japan have been the subject of many books, popular movies, and documentaries, but the very important story of the fighting between United States and Japanese aircraft carriers is often lost in broader discussions of the Pacific naval war. This work concentrates exclusively on the fighting between the American and Japanese aircraft carriers, examining how strategies were planned and carried out on both sides. Presented are the stories of the USS Hornet, which launched the B-52s of James Doolittle's daring raid of Tokyo in 1942; the USS Yorktown, which suffered fierce attacks during the Battle of Midway; the USS Lexington, which refueled and rearmed Hellcats during the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot; the USS Enterprise, the leader of a motley assortment of cruisers and destroyers left to hold a very precarious line in the campaign for Guadalcanal; and the Japanese battleship Yamoto, sacrificed for a suicide mission against 900 aircraft bombers.

Item details

Author(s):
Patrick Degan
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
153x229x23
EAN-13:
9780786414512
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0786414512
ISBN-13:
9780786414512
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
McFarland
Title:
Flattop fighting in World War II

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World War II's naval battles between the United States and Japan have been the subject of many books, popular movies, and documentaries, but the very important story of the fighting between United States and Japanese aircraft carriers is often lost in broader discussions of the Pacific naval war. This work concentrates exclusively on the fighting between the American and Japanese aircraft carriers, examining how strategies were planned and carried out on both sides. Presented are the stories of the USS Hornet, which launched the B-52s of James Doolittle's daring raid of Tokyo in 1942; the USS Yorktown, which suffered fierce attacks during the Battle of Midway; the USS Lexington, which refueled and rearmed Hellcats during the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot; the USS Enterprise, the leader of a motley assortment of cruisers and destroyers left to hold a very precarious line in the campaign for Guadalcanal; and the Japanese battleship Yamoto, sacrificed for a suicide mission against 900 aircraft bombers.

Author(s):
Patrick Degan
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
153x229x23
EAN-13:
9780786414512
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0786414512
ISBN-13:
9780786414512
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
318
Publisher:
McFarland
Title:
Flattop fighting in World War II

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