Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battleof Midway [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battleof Midway

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Overview

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 America’s Navy broken and smoldering on the oil-slicked waters below.



The next six months, from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Midway—a dark time during which the Japanese scored victory after victory—this 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 Enterprise’s 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.



Not until Midway, though, would Dauntless crews get the chance to settle the score. In June 1942, Japan mobilized the best of its Navy to draw out the smaller American carrier fleet for a final showdown designed to destroy the U.S. Navy once and for all. What they didn’t anticipate was the gutsy dive-bombing pilots and gunners whose courage and skill would change the course of World War II.



Drawing on dozens of new interviews and oral histories, author Stephen L. Moore brings to life inspiring stories of individual sacrifice and bravery—and the sweeping saga of one of America’s greatest triumphs.



INCLUDES PHOTOS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101633359
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 19,837
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Stephen L. Moore, a sixth-generation Texan, graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he studied advertising, marketing, and journalism. He is the author of multiple books on World War II and Texas history, including Taming Texas, a biography of his great-great-great grandfather William T. Sadler, who was one of the first Texas Ranger captains in the 1830s. Steve lives north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas, with his wife, Cindy, and their three children.
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  • Posted July 21, 2014

    I've read many books about Midway and this was an especially goo

    I've read many books about Midway and this was an especially good one. It was easy to read without laborious detail but included all the important events from the American side and just enough to understand what was going on with the Japanese. The main focus was on the U. S. Naval aviators and their very dangerous missions from Pearl Harbor to the battle that they won at Midway. For those interested in a good reference for our first naval combat aviators, excellent tabulations of tactical organization for each mission are included throughout the book and a tabulated list of commendations is in the appendix.

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    Posted June 28, 2014

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    Res 1. Nothing <br> Res 2. Welcome/Rules <br> Res 3. Map <br> Res 4. Bios <br> Res 5. Hong Kong Kyager Station <br> Res 6. Research Division <br> Res 7. Kyager Repair <br> Res 8. Pacific Ocean/ The Breach <br> Res 9. Hospital <br> Res 10. Coastal Wall <br> Res 11. Hong Kong <br> Res 12. Room Claimings <br> Res 13. Random City <br> Res 14. Random City <br> Res 15. Random City <br> Res 16. Random City <br> Res 17. Random City <br> Res 18. Random City <br> Res 19. Alicia's Room <br> Res 20. Yuko's room <br> Res 21. Office <br> Res 22- whatever. Empty rooms. <br> The Kjijus' dimension is at rim res one, which is also the breach!

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