United States Naval Aviation, 1919-1941: Aircraft, Airships and Ships Between the Wars

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Within six months of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy had checked the Japanese Empire's military advance in the Pacific to the extent that the United States could return to its original "Defeat Germany First" strategy. That the Navy was able to accomplish this feat with only six fleet aircraft carriers (in the Pacific) and little more than 1,000 combat aircraft was not sheer luck but the culmination of more than two decades of determined preparation. This thorough study, with detailed ...

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Overview

Within six months of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy had checked the Japanese Empire's military advance in the Pacific to the extent that the United States could return to its original "Defeat Germany First" strategy. That the Navy was able to accomplish this feat with only six fleet aircraft carriers (in the Pacific) and little more than 1,000 combat aircraft was not sheer luck but the culmination of more than two decades of determined preparation. This thorough study, with detailed drawings and photographs, explains and illustrates the trial and error process which went into developing the aircraft, airships, and ships of the interwar period. The critical factors that shaped Naval Aviation after World War I—naval treaties, fleet tactics, government programs, leadership and organization, as well as the emergence of Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation—are discussed in detail.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786445509
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 769,538
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

E.R. Johnson, an attorney, has flown 20 different types of aircraft as pilot-in-command. He is the author of four books and more than 50 articles on aviation and lives in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

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    A Bible on Early Naval Aviation- A Must For Any Aviation or Naval Enthusiast!!!

    The book is a great find for anyone interested in pre-WW2 United States Naval Aviation, including the airships, and surface ships involved. The book is chock-full of facts. Every aircraft the Navy had on inventory or even just tested during the 1919-1941 period is in the book. Every aircraft has a description, a photo of it, and a profile silhouette. Even the zeppelins & blimps are included in their own section of the book. Any of the surface ships that had aircraft on it are also described. This book should be a must for anyone in the Navy, that wants to learn about the early days of Naval Aviation.

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