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The first team and the Guadalcanal campaign : naval fighter combat from August to November 1942

Author: John B Lundstrom
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2005.
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From huddled command conferences to cramped cockpits, John Lundstrom guides readers though the maelstrom of air combat at Guadalcanal in this impressively researched sequel to his earlier study. Picking up the story after Midway, the author presents a scrupulously accurate account of what happened, describing in rich detail the actual planes and pilots pitted in the ferocious battles that helped turn the tide of  Read more...
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Lundstrom, John B.
First team and the Guadalcanal campaign.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005280205
(OCoLC)61177012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John B Lundstrom
ISBN: 9781612511658 1612511651 1306437350 9781306437356
OCLC Number: 847527705
Description: 1 online resource (626 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Pt. 1. Amphibious offensive. The new mission --
South to Guadalcanal --
"Sock 'em in the Solomons!" --
D plus one --
The waiting game --
pt. 2. Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Sinking the Ryūjō --
Riposte: the Kidō Butai attack on Task Force 61 --
Mutual retreat --
"Let's not let this offensive die on the vine" --
pt. 3. Fighting five at CACTUS. The Japanese offensive --
The loss of the Wasp --
The lull --
The attacks resume --
"Doggone ball of weather": the Hornet's Bougainville raid --
Sparring with the Tokyo Express --
CACTUS in peril --
pt. 4. The Battle of Santa Cruz. The "hottest potato" --
The big October offensive unfolds --
Pounding the Shōkaku and Zuihō --
"Hornet hurt" --
"The Big E" survives --
Defeat and retreat --
pt. 5. The naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Holding the SoPac Line --
The death of the Hiei --
"A dive and torpedo bombers' paradise" --
Mopping up --
Conclusion --
Appendices. The significance of the captured zero --
List of the U.S. Navy fighter pilots --
Bureau numbers of fighter aircraft --
Fighting colors, insignia, and markings --
Fighting five nonflying personnel.
Responsibility: John B. Lundstrom.
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From huddled command conferences to cramped cockpits, John Lundstrom guides readers though the maelstrom of air combat at Guadalcanal in this impressively researched sequel to his earlier study. Picking up the story after Midway, the author presents a scrupulously accurate account of what happened, describing in rich detail the actual planes and pilots pitted in the ferocious battles that helped turn the tide of war. Based on correspondence with 150 American and Japanese veterans, or their families, he reveals the thoughts, pressures, and fears of the airmen and their crews as he reconstr

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