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31-05-2015, 21:24

Pacific Payback The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway

Pacific Payback The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway
Author: Stephen L. Moore
Pacific Payback The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway
NAL Hardcover
ISBN: 0451465520
2014
Format: MOBI
Size: 18,1
Language: English
Pages: 448
Sunday, December 7, 1941, dawned clear and bright over the Pacific....
But for the Dauntless dive-bomber crews of the USS Enterprise returning to their home base on Oahu, it was a morning from hell. Flying directly into the Japanese ambush at Pearl Harbor, they lost a third of their squadron and witnessed the heart of Americas Navy broken and smoldering on the oil-slicked waters below.
The next six months, from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Midwaya dark time during which the Japanese scored victory after victorythis small band of aviators saw almost constant deployment, intense carrier combat, and fearsome casualties. Many were killed by enemy Zero fighters, antiaircraft fire, or deadly crash landings in the Pacific, while others were captured and spent years in POW camps. Yet the Enterprises Dauntless crews would be the first to strike an offensive blow against Japanese installations in the Marshall Islands, would be the first to sink a Japanese warship, and would shepherd the Doolittle Raiders bombing of Tokyo.

Pacific Payback The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway

 

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