Red Sun Setting: The Battle of the Philippine Sea [NOOK Book]

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Many regard this work as the definitive account of a controversial conflict of the war in the Pacific, the June 1944 battle known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot." Drawing on ten years of research and told from the viewpoint of the fliers and sailors who were on the firing line, William T. Y'Blood leads the reader through every stage of the battle, from the dogfights to the persistent attacks on the Japanese carriers to the frantic efforts of the returning fliers to land on friendly carriers. He takes the ...
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Overview


Many regard this work as the definitive account of a controversial conflict of the war in the Pacific, the June 1944 battle known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot." Drawing on ten years of research and told from the viewpoint of the fliers and sailors who were on the firing line, William T. Y'Blood leads the reader through every stage of the battle, from the dogfights to the persistent attacks on the Japanese carriers to the frantic efforts of the returning fliers to land on friendly carriers. He takes the battle from the initial planning through the invasion of the Marianas and the recriminations that followed, describing Admiral Spruance's decision to allow U.S. forces to remain on the defensive and giving blow-by-blow details of the action. This intensive study of what many believe to be a major turning point in the Pacific War has remained an important reference since it was first published in 1981.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612511979
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 293,601
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Glossary ix
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 A Long Winding Road 3
Chapter 2 Operation A-GO 14
Chapter 3 Operation Forager 30
Chapter 4 "The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan Depends on This One Battle" 63
Chapter 5 "Like an Old Time Turkey Shoot" 94
Chapter 6 Attack into the Setting Sun 140
Chapter 7 Chaos over the Task Force 177
Chapter 8 Frustrating Victory 194
Appendix I United States Units Engaged in the Battle of the Philippine Sea 215
Appendix II Japanese Units Engaged in Operation A-GO, 1-20 June 1944 222
Appendix III U.S. Air Operations on 19 June 228
I Interceptions
II Bombing Missions
III Search and Rescue Missions
Appendix IV U.S. Air Operations on 20 June: The Attack on the Mobile Fleet 234
Notes 237
Bibliography 247
Index 253
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