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The Unknown Battle of Midway : the Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons

Author: Alvin B Kernan
Publisher: New Haven, CT ; London : Yale University Press, [2007] ©2005
Series: Yale library of military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Battle of Midway is considered the greatest US naval victory, but behind the lustre is the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons. A story of avoidable mistakes and flawed planning, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin B Kernan
ISBN: 9780300122640 0300122640
OCLC Number: 81452919
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xvii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The destruction of the American battle line at Pearl Harbor --
Trading armor for speed: the new battle line --
Obsolete "devastators" and obsolescent "wildcats" --
Duds: the great American torpedo scandal --
Indians and "Ringknockers": personnel of the MIdway torpedo squadrons --
Attack: "my god, this is just like watching a movie" --
"The best-laid schemes o' mic an' men gang aft agley": command failures --
"Sorry about that": survival --
Fight personnel of the torpedo squadrons at Midway --
Chronology of American torpedo attacks at Midway --
The Hornet air groups course on the morning of June 4 --
Gas consumption in the TBD.
Series Title: Yale library of military history.
Responsibility: Alvin Kernan.

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