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
Committee Serial No. 273.
In addition , the Coast Guard operated as part of the Navy during the war , and its
air units were employed in antisubmarine warfare and air - sea rescue work .
Carrier Aviation Carrier aviation may be considered in three parts : the fast -
Author: United States. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
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.
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 ...
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.
Three dated works that nevertheless still have much to offer the reader seeking
an introduction to the naval campaign in Korea are ]ames A. Field's History of
United ... the great Pacific war. ... abbreviated CANA in the notes) issued during
the war, together with action reports from the various carriers and air groups, as
well as ...
Author: Richard P. Hallion
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
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.
The Life of Admiral John Sidney McCain, Pacific Carrier Commander Alton Keith
Gilbert. Air and the requirement that commanding officers of aircraft carriers and
naval air stations be qualified aviators. One aspect investigated by the Morrow ...
Author: Alton Keith Gilbert
This biography of one of World War II’s great military leaders is a “rich tribute to a staunch American naval hero” (WWII Quarterly). John S. “Slew” McCain was an old-school sailor. Wiry, profane, a cusser, and a gambler, he reminded more than one observer of Popeye. He was also a pioneer in the hard-hitting naval tactics that brought Imperial Japan to its knees. McCain graduated from Annapolis in 1906 and served aboard an armored cruiser in World War I. Perceiving the future of naval warfare, he earned his aviation wings in 1936, and by 1939, McCain was commander of the aircraft carrier USS Ranger. He was thus well-placed to play a leading role in America’s cut-and-thrust war with the Japanese across the broad expanses of the Pacific. In 1942, he was made commander of all land-based aircraft during the campaign for Guadalcanal. Though he took his share of blame for the disaster at Savo Island, he counterattacked with every means at his disposal, to the point of commandeering the planes of the crippled carriers Enterprise and Saratoga to reinforce US strength on Henderson Field. By the time the US returned to the Philippines, McCain was leading a fast carrier task force under William “Bull” Halsey. When asked what he thought about his carrier commander, Halsey replied, “Not much more than my right arm.” McCain’s carrier group would destroy thousands of enemy planes and hundreds of ships with aggressive swarming tactics. Four days after Japan officially surrendered, McCain died in his bed. His name has lived on, however, through his son, who became commander of US naval forces in the Pacific, and his grandson, John S. McCain III, carrier pilot, Vietnam POW, and United States Senator. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, including information provided by the McCain family, as well as an expert grasp of the titanic battles waged by the US armed forces in the Pacific, Alton Keith Gilbert has provided the fullest account of the Admiral John McCain’s life yet written.
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
Author: Janusz Piekałkiewicz
Publisher: Historical Times
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
The Battle of means to take Midway and also to the Coral Sea began two days
later . draw the US Pacific Fleet into the ... Admiral bardment by aircraft of the light
Yamamoto ' s Midway operation was the carrier Ryujo and new fleet carrier most
Author: Thomas Newdick
Beginning in 1914, a chronological history of the military role of aviation documents every major air campaign from World War I to the present, bringing to life famous air battles in historic photographs, live action images, aerial photography, and the personal accounts of pilots who fought in the battles.
Author: A. G. S. Enser
Publisher: Gower Publishing Company
Books published in various countries in the English language, arranged alphabetically by subject. Lists 25 entries under "Holocaust" (pp. 120-122) and 76 under "Jews" (pp. 141-146).
They no longer looked upon carrier aircraft as an augmentation to the striking
power of the battle line but as the Fleet's premier striking arm . Moreover , from
the middle of the Pacific war onward , this carrier air power had been increasingly
Author: Jeffrey G. Barlow
Publisher: Potomac Books
Chronicles the showdown between the U.S. Airforce and the Navy over the role of carrier aviation in the national security framework.
Japanese Documents of World War II Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon ...
was to make prior reconnaissance of the Lahaina anchorage and during the
attack was to rescue the crews of downed aircraft from the Carrier Striking Force.
Author: Donald M. Goldstein
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
The Pacific War Papers is an annotated collection of extremely rare Japanese primary-source documents, translated into English, that provides an invalu-able resource for historians and students of World War II. These naval and diplomatic documents come from the collection of the late Gordon Prange, the eminent scholar of Pearl Harbor, who obtained them from Japanese naval leaders while working for the Military History Section of the American forces that occupied Japan. Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon have assembled this collection so that these important documents are not lost to history. The editors also provide expert commentary to introduce and explain the importance of the materials. This book forms the companion volume to The Pearl Harbor Papers: Inside the Japanese Plans (Brassey's, Inc., 1993), which Goldstein and Dillon also edited. Most of the documents published here are not available anywhere else, with many translated for the first time. This edited collection covers three main topics: the Japanese navy before World War II, prewar diplomacy and politics, and Japanese naval operations and policy during the war. The documents include diary extracts and candid, short monographs written by high-ranking Japanese officers immediately after the war. They shed new light on the vast naval buildup before the war, the development of the navy's operational concepts for war with the United States, the organization and tactics of aircraft carrier forces, and the failure of Japanese submarine operations. No World War II library will be complete without this important volume.
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
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.