Carrier Strike Force

Carrier Strike Force

Describes the creation of a new American carrier fleet in the pacific following the attack on Pearl Harbor and its success in blocking enemy expansion and leading the attack on Japan.

Author: Ernest A. McKay

Publisher: Julian Messner

ISBN: 0671431277

Category: Aircraft carriers

Page: 191

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Describes the creation of a new American carrier fleet in the pacific following the attack on Pearl Harbor and its success in blocking enemy expansion and leading the attack on Japan.
Categories: Aircraft carriers

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Of the 12,268 Jap planes destroyed by United States carrier aircraft 93 percent
were land - based planes . ... United States carrier aviation in the Pacific war had
a far better record against the Japanese Air Forces than did our land - based ...

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000142887730

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

Subcommittee Hearings on H R 6049 to Authorize the President in His Discretion to Permit the Stoppage of Work on Certain Combatant Vessels

Subcommittee Hearings on H R  6049  to Authorize the President  in His Discretion  to Permit the Stoppage of Work on Certain Combatant Vessels

South , and Southwest Pacific , and in China , Burma , India , and Alaska . It is
significant that 93 percent of the 12,268 planes destroyed by United States carrier
aircraft were Japanese land - based planes . United States carrier planes ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee No. 4

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P01142586A

Category: Warships

Page: 49

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Committee Serial No. 273.
Categories: Warships

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments 1948

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments  1948

South , and Southwest Pacific , and in China , Burma , India , and Alaska . It is
significant that 93 percent of the 12,268 planes destroyed by United States carrier
aircraft were Japanese land - based planes . United States carrier planes ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112113384082

Category: Military law

Page: 13

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Categories: Military law

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishment 1947 1948 Eightieth Congress First second Session

Hearings Before Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval and Military Establishment  1947  1948  Eightieth Congress  First   second  Session

South , and Southwest Pacific , and in China , Burma , India , and Alaska . It is
significant that 93 percent of the 12 , 268 planes destroyed by United States
carrier aircraft were Japanese land - based planes . United States carrier planes
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078412239

Category:

Page:

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The First Team

The First Team

After more than twenty years in print, the book remains the definitive account and is being published in paperback for the first time to reach an even larger audience.

Author: John Lundstrom

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612511665

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 168

Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations in the Pacific through the decisive Battle of Midway, it offers a narrative account of how ace fighter pilots like Jimmy Thach and Butch O'Hare and their skilled VF squadron mates - called the "first team" - amassed a remarkable combat record in the face of desperate odds. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action and places these extraordinary fighters within the context of overall carrier operations. He writes from the viewpoint of the pilots themselves, after interviewing some fifty airmen from each side, to give readers intimate details of some of the most exciting aerial engagements of the war. At the same time he assesses the role the fighter squadrons played in key actions and shows how innovations in fighter tactics and gunnery techniques were a primary reason for the reversal of American fortunes. After more than twenty years in print, the book remains the definitive account and is being published in paperback for the first time to reach an even larger audience.
Categories: History

U S Naval Aviation in the Pacific

U S  Naval Aviation in the Pacific

COMPONENTS AND WEAPONS OF NAVAL AVIATION ! 1 SPECIAL ASPECTS
OF THE AIR WAR 1 ee. II Both combat and noncombat activities were carried on
by naval aviation . The first included carrier , Marine , and patrol aviation and two
 ...

Author: United States. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126821490

Category: Air warfare

Page: 56

View: 767

The purpose of this review, which was prepared by officers on duty in the Operations Division, including Air Combat Intelligence officers with extensive service in the Pacific, is to analyze the relation between air and sea power. It is based upon the experience of naval aviation in the war against Japan as recorded in the files of the Navy Department. Reports of the United States Strategic Bombing: Survey have also been consulted and the chart of the progress of the war has been taken from one of them. The danger inherent in any report confined to one aspect of the war is that it may mislead the reader into forgetting that the conflict was won by a combination of ground, naval, and air forces, each of which carried its share of the common burden. All operated within the framework of strategic plans, and it is the aim of this analysis to show how naval aviation fulfilled its part of those plans. Since it is from the lessons of experience that plans for the future must be derived, the report is presented in the hope that it will prove of some value to those responsible for the future security of the United States.
Categories: Air warfare

Scratch One Flattop

Scratch One Flattop

The essential text on the first carrier air campaign, Scratch One Flattop is a landmark study on an overlooked battle in the first months of the United States’ engagement in World War II.

Author: Robert C. Stern

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253039309

Category: History

Page: 332

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By the beginning of May 1942, five months after the Pearl Harbor attack, the US Navy was ready to challenge the Japanese moves in the South Pacific. When the Japanese sent troops to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Americans sent the carriers Lexington and Yorktown to counter the move, setting the stage for the Battle of the Coral Sea. In Scratch One Flattop: The First Carrier Air Campaign and the Battle of the Coral Sea, historian Robert C. Stern analyzes the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first major fleet engagement where the warships were never in sight of each other. Unlike the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Coral Sea has received remarkably little study. Stern covers not only the action of the ships and their air groups but also describes the impact of this pivotal engagement. His analysis looks at the short-term impact as well as the long-term implications, including the installation of inert gas fuel-system purging on all American aircraft carriers and the push to integrate sensor systems with fighter direction to better protect against enemy aircraft. The essential text on the first carrier air campaign, Scratch One Flattop is a landmark study on an overlooked battle in the first months of the United States’ engagement in World War II.
Categories: History

The Role of the Fighter in Air Warfare

The Role of the Fighter in Air Warfare

It was clear from pilots ' reports that what had been sunk was a small escort
carrier and not the large carriers . ... naval command was confident of its own
carrier air power ' s ability to remove these ships from the chessboard of the
Pacific war .

Author: James J. Halley

Publisher: Random House Business

ISBN: UOM:39015011572727

Category: Air warfare

Page: 152

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Categories: Air warfare

The Early Air War in the Pacific

The Early Air War in the Pacific

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 ...

Author: Ralph F. Wetterhahn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669977

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 710

 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.
Categories: History

South Pacific Air War Volume 3

South Pacific Air War Volume 3

This third volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific during the critical months of May and June 1942.

Author: Michael John Claringbould

Publisher:

ISBN: 0994588992

Category:

Page: 248

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This third volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific during the critical months of May and June 1942. It can be read alone or as part of a trilogy that spans the first six months of the Pacific War and culminates in the Battle of the Coral Sea. In early May 1942 the Japanese launched Operation MO, a complex plan that involved the seizure of Tulagi and Port Moresby. Within the context of an ongoing regional war waged by land-based air forces, opposing fleet carriers were drawn into conflict for the first time in history. The result was the Battle of the Coral Sea, resulting in the loss of the USS Lexington and the withdrawal of the remaining American carrier. The orthodox view of Coral Sea is of an Allied victory whereby the Japanese were forced to abandon their plan to capture Port Moresby. However, the authors make a compelling argument that the Japanese capacity to mount the invasion was largely intact and it was a serious error by their rigid and hierarchical command structure to postpone the invasion at this critical time. Following the Coral Sea battle, the bloody aerial campaign continued in earnest between the land-based air forces. This resembled something of a slugfest between the opposing bases of Lae and Port Moresby - just one hour's flying time apart. The Allied offense was waged by American B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and B-26 Marauder bombers shuttling up from Australia. Protecting their critical base at Port Moresby were a few hard-battling P-39 Airacobra squadrons, which suffered an astounding loss rate during this period. On the Japanese side, their formations of Betty and Nell bombers regularly pounded Moresby, and by June had begun targeting its vulnerable harbor. These were protected by the wide-ranging Zero fighters of the famed Tainan Kokutai, whose fighter pilots were amongst the best and most experienced to be found on any front during the Second World War. Never before has this campaign been chronicled in such detail, with Allied accounts matched against Japanese records and supported by the most accurate artwork ever produced of this era. Both authors are uniquely qualified to tell this story. Raised in Port Moresby, Michael Claringbould is a globally acknowledged expert on the New Guinea conflict and both Japanese and USAAF aviation of this period. Peter Ingman is an acclaimed military history author specializing in the early part of the Pacific War.
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Asia Pacific Defence Reporter

Asia Pacific Defence Reporter

Replacements are two - seat F / A - 18F Super Hornet at average rate of one
squadron per aircraft carrier . FY07 Naval Aviation Reserve : 265 total Naval
Reserve combat aviation is grouped into one Carrier Air Wing - Reserve and
comprises ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035844448

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

The Naval Air War in Korea

The Naval Air War in Korea

Looks at the role of naval aviation in the Korean War, describes aircraft used by the Navy and examines U.S. air strategy during the conflict. Reissue.

Author: Richard P. Hallion

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817356583

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 774

Looks at the role of naval aviation in the Korean War, describes aircraft used by the Navy and examines U.S. air strategy during the conflict. Reissue.
Categories: History

Chronology of World War II

Chronology of World War II

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0896730719

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 200

View: 272

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.
Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Carrier Warfare in the Pacific

Carrier Warfare in the Pacific

APPENDIX B Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations AA / AAA : antiaircraft fire AAF
: Army Air Forces ACI : Air Combat Intelligence air officer : ship ' s officer
responsible for aviation matters in an aircraft carrier air plot : air operations
control ...

Author: E. T. Wooldridge

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002310020

Category: Aircraft carriers

Page: 309

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Categories: Aircraft carriers

Airwar Outraged skies

Airwar  Outraged skies

II The new Yorktown in the Pacific . The great carrier's keel was laid six days
before Pearl Harbor and it was launched on January 21 , 1943. Commissioned in
April , the Yorktown ( named for the ship that went down at Midway ) began ...

Author: Edward Jablonski

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000023107472

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page:

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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

The Air War 1939 1945

The Air War  1939 1945

Meanwhile the American carrier - based air - craft – 3 waves totalling 41 heavy
torpedo bombers – approached without fighter cover and attacked ... A 12 -
minute attack at midday on 4 June 1942 , decided the outcome of the war in the
Pacific .

Author: Janusz Piekałkiewicz

Publisher: Historical Times

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081688132

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 434

View: 315

Offers a day-by-day chronology of aerial operations during World War II, and looks at the pilots, leaders, strategies, aircraft, and weapons of the war
Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Carriers in Combat

Carriers in Combat

From the improvised wooden platforms of the early 20th century to today's nuclear-powered supercarriers, Hearn explores how combat experience of key individuals drove the development, technology, and tactics of carriers in the world's ...

Author: Chester G. Hearn

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081173398X

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 820

Since World War II, there have been no engagements between carrier air groups, but flattops have been prominent and essential in every war, skirmish, or terrorist act that could be struck from planes at sea. Carriers have political boundaries. They range at will with planes that can be refueled in the air to strike targets thousands of miles inland. From the improvised wooden platforms of the early 20th century to today's nuclear-powered supercarriers, Hearn explores how combat experience of key individuals drove the development, technology, and tactics of carriers in the world's navies. In the early 20th century, during the days of the dreadnaughts, innovators in Europe and North America began to fly contraptions made from wood, canvas, wire, and a small combustion engine. Naval officers soon wondered whether these rickety bi-planes could be launched from the deck of a surface vessel. Trials began from jury-rigged wooden platforms built upon the decks of colliers. The experiments stimulated enough interest for the navies of the world to begin building better aircraft and better aircraft carriers. The novelty of a ship that could carry its own airstrip anywhere on the world's oceans caught fire in the 1920s and helped induce a new arms race. While the rest of the world viewed carriers as defensive weapons, Japan focused on offensive capabilities and produced the finest carrier in the world by 1940. World War II would see the carrier emerge as the greatest surface ship afloat. Since then, no war has been fought without them.
Categories: History

Compute

Compute

Step back into history with the men and machines of W.W.II combat in the Pacific .
Up against enemy fighters and aces , you'll intercept bombers , divebomb enemy
carriers , launch ground attacks to cripple the enemy airbases and experience ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081528260

Category: Electronic data processing

Page:

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Categories: Electronic data processing

Computer Gaming World

Computer Gaming World

BULGE – THE BATTLE FOR ANTWERP Beg / Nav / Tac - Op / 0-2 ; M A
simulation of the WWII USS Houston ... 1983 ; O / P Adv / Nav - Air / Op / 1-2 A
tactical / operational simulation of the major Pacific carrier battles of World War II ,
it is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822032243594

Category: Computer games

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Categories: Computer games