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Post War US Navy Air Carriers

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From the end of World War Two to the present day, the aircraft carrier has been a potent display of the might of the US Navy. The current fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are some of the largest ships in the world, and can rightly claim to be mini cities at sea, with 7000 crew, upwards of 50 aircraft aboard and massive flight decks that would put some provincial airports to shame.

Martin Bowman tells the story of the modern day carriers from World War Two through the ...

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Overview

From the end of World War Two to the present day, the aircraft carrier has been a potent display of the might of the US Navy. The current fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are some of the largest ships in the world, and can rightly claim to be mini cities at sea, with 7000 crew, upwards of 50 aircraft aboard and massive flight decks that would put some provincial airports to shame.

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 Using many unpublished images, as well as interviews with pilots, crew and officers, he tells the definitive story of these floating behemoths.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848684942
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/13/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

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

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