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United States Naval Fighters of World War II in Action

Author: Michael O'Leary
Format: Paperback
Condition: Good, corners slightly worn

Examines the great fighting aircraft that equipped the American carriers in the Pacific during World War II and are now virtually extinct. The book contains B&W photos, illustrations line drawings, tables, bibliography, and an index.

United States Naval Fighters of World War II in Action is mainly the story of the war at sea in the vast Pacific theater. It appears paradoxical that some of the greatest sea battles of all time should have been contested not by a direct confrontation of the heavy ordnance of capital ships but by naval aviators in action often hundreds of miles from their carrier bases. This book vividly recalls the saga of these Naval and Marine airmen and the great machines they flew in the war that in daily encounters with the enemy promised less than an even chance of survival. Present day aircraft enthusiasts will thrill to the author's penetrating technical analysis of such famous types as the Corsair, Hellcat, Wildcat, Tigercat and Bearcat. The author is equally concerned with the flyers and the way in which they lived on board the carriers and island bases, their combat techniques, and the courage with which so many of them died. The great carriers are also seen here in all their grandeur; their story recalls the golden era in the history of United States Naval Aviation.

All proceeds of this sale go to the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc. (www.ferrymeadaero.org.nz)

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