Reviews of The Battle for Hell’s Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal. The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal [Stephen L. Moore] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of Pacific Payback, the true story of how a patchwork band of aviators saved Guadalcanal during WWII. November 1942: Japanese and American forces fight for control of Guadalcanal. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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From the author of Pacific Payback, the true story of how a patchwork band of aviators saved Guadalcanal during WWII.
November 1942: Japanese and American forces fight for control of Guadalcanal, a small but pivotal island in the South Pacific. The Japanese call it Jigoku no Shima—Hell's Island.
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As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind – the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed analysis of the technical features of the opposing war machines and a gripping account of the fighting itself, this vividly illustrated work presents views from the cockpits of US Navy Divebombers, and down the sights of IJN anti-aircraft guns, during two of the most dramatic naval engagements ever fought. After proving at Pearl Harbor that even the mightiest battleships were vulnerable to air attack, the Japanese would be forced to re-learn the lesson as the American Helldiver and Avenger bomber crews battered and eventually sunk the last remaining jewels of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Never again would a surface fleet be the dominant power at sea.
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Stephen Bungay's magisterial history is acclaimed as the account of the Battle of Britain.
Unrivalled for its synthesis of all previous historical accounts, for the quality of its strategic analysis and its truly compulsive narrative, this is a book ultimately distinguished by its conclusions – that it was the British in the Battle who displayed all the virtues of efficiency, organisation and even ruthlessness we habitually attribute to the Germans, and they who fell short in their amateurism, ill-preparedness, poor engineering and even in their old-fashioned notions of gallantry.
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Over the course of a century, the Boeing Company has grown from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouse—producing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and wood—into the world's largest aerospace company. The thrilling story of the celebrated organization is one filled with ambition, ingenuity, and a passion to exceed expectations. In this lavishly illustrated book, published to coincide with Boeing's 100th anniversary, Pulitzer Prize–nominated author Russ Banham recounts the tale of a company and an industry like no other—one that has put men on the moon, defended the free world, and changed the way we live.
Reviews of COLONEL BOB PIPER : The Way We Were (WWII American Paratroopers Portrait Series #2). COLONEL BOB PIPER : The Way We Were (WWII American Paratroopers Portrait Series #2) (9782960017649): Michel de Trez: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.
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Colonel Bob Piper served as a platoon leader in "G" Company, 505th PIR. He was Rgtl. Adjutant (S-1) and then Rgtl. Intelligence Officer (S-2) and made all four of the combat jumps effected by the 82nd Airborne Division during WWII. He was wounded only once, in Sicily. His story is retold here through many photographs, and some of his own memorabilia, including original uniforms, badges and emblems.
This is the second book in this new series depicting the lives of the men of the airborne forces in World War ll.