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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Naval Institute Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Lundstrom
ISBN: 1591144728 9781591144724
OCLC Number: 61177012
Description: 626 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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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