America's Air War Against Japan in East Asia and the Pacific 1941 – 1945 Eric
Hammel. area. downs three A6Ms and a Ki-44 near Guam at 1430 hours.
Commander, Carrier Division 3]—USS Lt(jg) William E. Burckhalter, a VF-16 F6F
Author: Eric Hammel
Publisher: Daniel Hammel
AIR WAR PACIFIC: Chronology America’s Air War Against Japan in East Asia and the Pacific 1941 – 1945 Eric Hammel THE GREAT AMERICAN AERIAL CRUSADE OF WORLD WAR II: There was never a military campaign like it, and there never will be another. Here is an opportunity to follow the great crusade as it unfolded in the air over the Japan’s ill-gotten empire in East Asia and the Pacific. This exhaustive chronology sheds a fascinating light on the course of America’s air war against Japan in all the active theaters. * The Air War Pacific Chronology is a day-by-day accounting of all the major combat aviation missions undertaken by United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and American Volunteer Group units and commands in China, Burma, India, and throughout the Pacific during World War II. * All Army Air Forces, Navy, Marine, and Flying Tiger theater fighter aces are covered including unit affiliation, date and time ace status was attained, and date and time of highest victory tally (over ten). * Information pertaining to the arrival, activation, transfer, departure, and decommissioning of air commands, combat units, and special units. Comings and goings of the commanders of major aviation units are also covered. * Provides a rich contextual framework pertaining to related ground campaigns; international and high-command conferences and decisions influencing air strategies and campaigns; and breakthroughs in the development of special techniques and equipment. * Includes a bibliography, guide to abbreviations, maps, and two indexes. Eric Hammel is the author of more than forty military history books, including Pacifica Military History’s Air War Europa Chronology; Fire In the Streets; Six Days in June; Aces Against Japan, and Guadalcanal: Starvation Island.
Japan started the war with ten aircraft carriers, a number that exceeded the
combined Pacific carrier fleets of the British ... One theme perhaps characterized
the entire naval air war in the Pacific: in major carrier air encounters—the battles
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: Hachette UK
A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian. World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, bestselling author Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory. An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.
Ten Months That Changed the Course of World War II Ralph F. Wetterhahn. the
unloading of as many supplies as possible on Guadalcanal and Tulagi
throughout the night of August 8. Without carrier air cover, and after the debacle
off Savo ...
Author: Ralph F. Wetterhahn
During the first 10 months of the war in the Pacific, Japan achieved air supremacy with its carrier and land-based forces. But after major setbacks at Midway and Guadalcanal, the empire's expansion stalled, in part due to flaws in aircraft design, strategy and command. This book offers a fresh analysis of the air war in the Pacific during the early phases of World War II. Details are included from two expeditions conducted by the author that reveal the location of an American pilot missing in the Philippines since 1942 and clear up a controversial account involving famed Japanese ace Saburo Sakai and U.S. Navy pilot James "Pug" Southerland.
The legacies of Kenney's campaign in the Southwest Pacific, of air mobility in
China-Burma-India, or of the unconventional success of the Air ... To the admirals
, the carrier task force, alongside the submarine, had been the decisive weapon.
Author: John Andreas Olsen
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
An overview of air power's history and effectiveness, by the top experts in the field
The Air War at Sea Chester G. Hearn ... Admiral Yamamoto argued that it was
more important to bring about a decisive battle with the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and he
believed that a decisive engagement would be fought if the IJN captured Midway.
Author: Chester G. Hearn
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Aircraft carriers surged into prominence during World War II--mainly in the Pacific, where the U.S. and Japan fought history's greatest carrier battles, like the Coral Sea and Midway. Since then, although there have been no engagements between carrier groups, carriers have played an important role in world events, serving as distant launching pads for attacks on targets around the globe. From the first improvised wooden platforms to today's nuclear-powered supercarriers, Hearn explores how combat experiences have driven the development and use of carriers in the world's navies. About the Author: Chester G. Hearn is the author of 18 books, including Sorties into Hell: The Hidden War on Chichi Jima (1-59228-687-9). SELLING POINTS: Engaging combat narratives from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands War, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and the current Iraq War Razor-sharp analysis of the roles of ships, aircraft, commanders, tactics, and strategy “ 54 b/w illustrations & 14 maps
The light carriers (CVLs) were to carry a twenty-four-aircraft fighter squadron and
a dozen TBFs. ... Events in the Pacific after 7 December 1941 had their effects on
revisions to the. original design but not to the extent imagined by many. But the ...
Author: J. D. Brown
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Between 1939 and 1945 the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm grew from a small force into a powerful strategic weapon. British carrier-based aircraft fought throughout the world and David Brown here describes their activities in the Home, Mediterranean, Eastern and British Pacific Fleets, together with Forces created for specific operations, listing aircraft and units embarked during the various phases.He goes on to describe carrier operations in the Pacific between 1941 and 1945, the greatest maritime war in history. Both the United States and Imperial Japanese Navies watched the Royal Navy's early carrier operations in the European Theatre and benefited from the lessons. American aircrews and sailors learnt quickly in action until, by March 1945, the United States Fifth Fleet with its associated Marine Corps formations was probably the most efficient and effective instrument of war deployed in the pre-nuclear age.This new work contains material from two volumes, first published in 1968 and 1974, merged with notes for a third which David Brown prepared but never published before his death. They appear for the first time together, providing the most detailed single-volume account currently available of the operation of British, American and Japanese aircraft carriers in World War II.
This information enabled us to concentrate at the appropriate point two of our four carriers then available in the Pacific (one had come to the Pacific from the Atlantic
, but two were ... Battle of the Coral Sea was entirely carrier air action. Similar ...
In response the Americans turned their massive industrial might into rebuilding
their fleet and adding more aircraft carriers. The Japanese moved down the Pacific Islands pushing the Americans and British all the way. Malaya, Burma and
Author: Kev Darling
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This is the story of British naval flying from aircraft carriers, from its conception in World War One to the present day. It includes the types of aircraft and the men who flew them, the carriers and the evolution of their designs, the theatres of war in which they served and their notable achievements and tragedies. It traces navy flying from the early days of the biplane, through the rapid developments during World War Two to the post-war introduction of jet-powered flight. The British inventions of the angled flight deck and later vertical landing jets revolutionised sea warfare and allowed the carrier to play a vital part in many recent land wars when naval aircraft flew in support of Allied land forces.Although the British carriers have always been smaller than their American counterparts, the Royal Navy and its aircraft have always been in the van of the development of ships and aircraft. This is the proud history of British Naval flying and ships such as HMS Eagle, HMS Hermes, HMS Glorious, HMS Ark Royal and many more.
It contained three strike options for Seventh Fleet carrier aircraft and for Pacific Air
Force (PACAF) aircraft based in South Vietnam and Thailand.4 The NSC
members and attendees who assembled with the President on February 6 to
The Pacific campaign was predominantly a naval war, more precisely a naval air war. The aircraft carrier was the centrepiece of fast task forces that had the
strategic range and impact to dominate the vast distances of that theatre. These
Author: Dr Tim Benbow
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
In 1909 the British Admiralty placed an order for a rigid airship, marking the beginning of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This collection charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the following century, and the ways in which its rapid expansion and evolution radically altered the nature of maritime power and naval strategy. Drawing on much new historical research, the collection takes a broadly chronological approach which allows a scholarly examination of key themes from across the history of British naval aviation. The subjects tackled include long-standing controversies over the control of naval air power, crucial turning points within British defence policy and strategy, the role of naval aviation in limited war, and discussion of campaigns - such the contribution of the Fleet Air Arm in the Mediterranean and Pacific theatres of the Second World War - that have hitherto received relatively little attention. The collection concludes with a discussion of recent debates surrounding the Royal Navy's acquisition of a new generation of carriers, setting the arguments within an historical context. Taken as a whole the volume offers fascinating insights into the development of a key aspect of naval power as well as shedding new light on one of the most important aspects of Britain's defence policy and military history. By simultaneous addressing historical and current political debates, it is sure to find a ready audience and stimulate further discussion.
The U.S. Navy, having won the Pacific air war, and in 1945 having ninety-nine carriers of all types, and 29,125 combat aircraft, suddenly found itself without a
role. The result was that manpower departed just at a time when technologically
Author: Robin D. S. Higham
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
In this precise, interpretive and informative volume, Higham looks at everything from the roots of strategic bombing and tactical air power to the lessons learned and unlearned during the invasion of Ethiopia, the war in China and the Spanish Civil War. He also considers the problems posed by jet aircraft in Korea and the use of Patriot missiles in the Persian Gulf. He covers anti-guerrilla operations, doctrine, industrial activities and equipment, as well as the development of commercial airlines.
At the opening of the Korean War in June 1950 , the U . S . Navy had one World
War II aircraft carrier deployed in the western Pacific . The embarked air group
consisted of two propeller aircraft squadrons and two jet squadrons . This was the
Author: Jacob Neufeld
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Paper, discusses paper as a material, the different manufacturing and processing techniques, historical uses, current uses, an explanation of the harmful effects on the environment, and how to reuse and recycle paper. Additionally, this title features a table of contents, glossary, index, color photographs, diagrams, recycling sidebars, statistics, and recommended websites for further exploration.
Carrier Operations in World War II, (Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley, 2009).
Chatfield, Admiral of the Fleet Lord, It Might ... Francillon, RJ, Japanese Aircraft of
the Pacific War (Putnam, London, 1979). Gardner, WJR, 'Submarines' in Brown,
J D ...
Author: David Hobbs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the Royal Navy, fighting as professional equals alongside the US Navy in the thick of the action. How this was achieved by a nation nearing exhaustion after five years of conflict is a story of epic proportions in which ingenuity, diplomacy and dogged persistence all played a part. As much a political as a technical triumph, the BPF was uniquely complex in its make-up: its C-in-C was responsible to the Admiralty for the general direction of his Fleet; took operational orders from the American Admiral Nimitz; answered to the Government of Australia for the construction and maintenance of a vast base infrastructure, and to other Commonwealth Governments for the ships and men that formed his fully-integrated multi-national fleet.This ground-breaking new work by David Hobbs describes the background, creation and expansion of the BPF from its first tentative strikes, through operations off the coast of Japan to its impact on the immediate post-war period, including the opinions of USN liaison officers attached to the British flagships. The book is the first to demonstrate the real scope and scale of the BPFs impressive achievement.
... lies the big Pacific bases of land - based aircraft and story of the Pacific air war
– the dethe appearance of new aircraft carriers . struction of around 28,000
Japanese * By the end of 1943 the Navy air arm first - line combat planes in the
As the Iraqi Freedom air war neared, the Navy had eight carrier battle groups and
air wings deployed worldwide, including USS Carl Vinson and her embarked
CVW-9 in the Western Pacific covering North Korea and China during the final ...
Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Political Science
In the Afghanistan war, U.S. carrier-based fighters substituted almost entirely for land-based theater air forces. The Navy's carriers again played a key role in conducting around-the-clock operations against Saddam Hussein's forces in Iraq. American carrier air power is now able to conduct coordinated deep-strike missions well beyond coastal reaches. The Navy's performance over Afghanistan and Iraq showed how the nation's carrier force can provide around-the-clock target coverage, consistently accurate target attack, and multiple successful target attacks per sortie.
The carriers were rarely exposed to substantial counter attack, and scored only a
few modest victories against shore installations and reconnaissance aircraft.
These raids provided valuable combat experience to the American crews, but
Author: Mark D. Roehrs
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
World War II laid the groundwork for much of the international system that exists today, especially in the Pacific Rim. This brief but comprehensive survey of the War in the Pacific incorporates both United States and Japanese perspectives, providing a global approach to the Asian theater of the conflict. Drawing on decades of new scholarship and written in an engaging, narrative style, this book traces United States-Japanese relations from the late nineteenth century to the war's end in 1945. It covers every aspect of the war, and gives special attention to ongoing historical debates over key issues. The book also provides new details of many facets of the conflict, including expansionism during the 1930s, events and policies leading up to the war, the importance of air power and ground warfare, military planning and strategic goals, the internment of Japanese-Americans in the U.S., Allied plans and disputes over Russian participation, the decision to drop the atomic bomb, and conditions for surrender.
The Fury of Desert Storm: The Air Campaign. McGraw-Hill, 1991. —. ... Air
Interdiction in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. U.S. Government ... The First
Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. Naval Institute
Author: Tom Clancy
They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.Carrier includes: * Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone * The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry * The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare * Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagrams Plus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson
Asia ( designate ) , presumed killed in air crash ( wreckage discovered in French
Alps , June 4 , 1945 ) . ... Sea War : Pacific - British Eastern Fleet abolished : older
ships plus escort carriers to form ' British East Indies Fleet ' ; modern ships ...
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Presents the events of World War II in a day-by-day format. Includes information on both military and civilian occurrences and profiles the important personalities of the times.
AIR. WAR. AT. SEA. AND. ON. LAND. The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, flown on April
18, 1942, stands as America's first offensive ... havoc on its carrier fleet in the
process, the new character of this war in the Central Pacific was determined: air ...
Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Electronic books
Gathering more than a hundred personal narratives from Americans and from Japanese, Pacific Skies recounts a history of air combat in the Pacific theater. Included are the words of such famous aces and bomber pilots as Joe Foss, Pappy Boyington, Dick Bong, and Curtis Lemay, as well as the words of many rank-and-file airmen. Together their stories express fierce individualism and resourcefulness and convey the vast panorama of war that included the skies over Pearl Harbor, Wake, and Guadalcanal and missions from Saipan and Tinian. As Pacific Skies recounts the perilous lives of pilots in their own words, Jerome Klinkowitz weaves the individual stories into a gripping historical narrative that exposes the shades of truth and fiction that can become blurred over time. A book about experiencing and remembering, Pacific Skies also is a story of unique perspectives on the war.