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Martin Bowman tells the story of the modern day carriers from World War Two through the ...
Martin Bowman tells the story of the modern day carriers from World War Two through the Korean and Vietnam wars to the Gulf conflicts of the last two decades. Using many unpublished images, as well as interviews with pilots, crew and officers, he tells the definitive story of these floating behemoths.
1 Pearl Harbor and the US Pacific Fleet 11
2 The Battle of Midway 45
3 Malta Convoys and Torch 55
4 The Marianas 'Turkey Shoot' 63
5 Hellcat Dawn Patrol Evan Adams 69
6 'Carrier Landings - Day & Night' Ensign Roy D. 'Eric' Erickson 75
7 The Battle of Kagoshima Bay 81
8 'The Sweetheart of Okinawa' 87
9 Task Force 77: Korea 113
10 Further Tales From the Bird Barge 129
11 Air War Vietnam 1964-73 181
12 Storm Clouds 227
End Notes 259