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USN Carriers vs IJN Carriers: The Pacific 1942 (Duel #6)

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The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first carrier, which was used against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Americans followed suit, initiating huge aircraft carrier development programs. As the Pacific war escalated into the largest naval conflict in history, the role of the carrier became the linchpin of American ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 20th 2007 by Osprey Publishing
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A pretty through synopsis of nearly every aspect of carrier warfare in the Pacific in 1942. It is perhaps too brief in some parts while I would have liked more about the admirals who fought the battles.
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Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) is the author of numerous other books focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ...more
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