Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942” as Want to Read:
Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942

4.67 of 5 stars 4.67  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In December 1941, the War Department sent two transports and a freighter carrying 103 P-40 fighters and their pilots to the Philipines to bolster Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s Far East Air Force. They were then diverted to Australia, with new orders to ferry the P-40s to the Philippines from Australia through the Dutch East Indies. But on the same day as the second transport re
...more
Hardback, 506 pages
Published July 23rd 2010 by Texas A&M University Press Consortium (first published January 1st 2010)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Every Day a Nightmare, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Every Day a Nightmare

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-25 of 25)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Michael
"Every Day a Nightmare" is one in a series of books by William Bartsch detailing what happened in the Pacific during early World War II when American pilots fought overwhelmed and often unsupported against the Japanese. Bartsch's attention to detail is amazing. He gives nearly a minute by minute account of the pilots, how they lived, how the fought and, for far too many, how they died. Bartsch sheds much needed light on these heroes who have been nearly forgotten. If you are interested in aviati ...more
Louis Dorny

I have the greatest respect for Bill Bartsch’s research and writing, and his work fills a void. This volume is the third in his effort to bring to light the trials of U. S. Army pursuit pilots in the Western Pacific early in the war, this one dealing with operations in Java and the work in Australia to get them and their planes to the Dutch Indies. He has a vast amount of personal data and personal experiences, and presents it in a very readable and engaging manner. Like most military campaigns
...more
Magnus Lind
Magnus Lind marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2015
Joe
Joe is currently reading it
Jan 13, 2015
Roger
Roger marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2014
Eric
Eric is currently reading it
Jul 06, 2014
Mary
Mary marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2014
Ann
Ann marked it as to-read
Sep 28, 2013
Reza Gazali Renville
Reza Gazali Renville marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2013
Jeff
Jeff marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2013
Craig Farrar
Craig Farrar marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2013
Andrew
Andrew marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2013
Jim
Jim marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2013
KOMET
KOMET marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
William H. Bartsch, a former United Nations development economist and independent consultant, now works exclusively researching and writing on the Pacific War. He is the author of three books published by Texas A&M University Press: "Doomed at the Start: American Pursuit Pilots in the Philippines, 1941-1942," "December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor," and "Everyday a Nightmare: American Pur ...more
More about William H. Bartsch...
Doomed at the Start: American Pursuit Pilots in the Philippines, 1941-1942 December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II The Economy Of Iran, 1940 1970, A Bibliography Employment And Technology Choice In Asian Agriculture: A Study Prepared For The International Labour Office Within The Framework Of The World Employment Programme

Share This Book