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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45: WWII-built ships
     

US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45: WWII-built ships

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by Mark Stille
 

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Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence class,

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Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence class, these carriers formed the formidable Fast Carrier Force in the Pacific. Featuring artwork detailing the interior and exterior features of the ships, this book explores their design, development, and the action they saw in the Pacific, including the climactic battles of Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780967516
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/20/2012
Series:
New Vanguard , #130
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
315,132
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer, spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA.

Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years' experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware – armor, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.

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US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1939-45: World War Two Built Ships 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No offense, but you dont seem to have an army, sir.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago