"[A] useful introduction to the subject, beginning with Eugene Ely's historic shipboard flights of 1910-1911, up through U.S. carrier operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom of March 2003. The writing style is good and photographs and maps are suitable." - Proceedings
Carriers in Combat: The Air War at Seaby Chester G. Hearn
Aircraft carriers surged into prominence during World War II--mainly in the Pacific, where the U.S. and Japan fought
Aircraft carriers surged into prominence during World War II--mainly in the Pacific, where the U.S. and Japan fought history's greatest carrier battles, like the Coral Sea and Midway. Since then, although there have been no engagements between carrier groups, carriers have played an important role in world events, serving as distant launching pads for attacks on targets around the globe. From the first improvised wooden platforms to today's nuclear-powered supercarriers, Hearn explores how combat experiences have driven the development and use of carriers in the world's navies.
Meet the Author
CHESTER G. HEARN is the author of eighteen books, including Sorties into Hell: The Hidden War on Chichi Jima (Praeger, 2003) and Circuits in the Sea: The Men, the Ships, and the Atlantic Cable (Praeger, 2004). He has studied naval and maritime history for much of his life, and his works include histories and biographies stretching from the Revolution to Desert Storm.
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