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Red Sun Setting: The Battle of the Philippine Sea

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Many regard this work as the definitive account of a controversial conflict of the war in the Pacific, the June 1944 battle known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot." Drawing on ten years of research and told from the viewpoint of the fliers and sailors who were on the firing line, William T. Y'Blood leads the reader through every stage of the battle, from the dogfights ...more
Hardcover, 257 pages
Published April 1st 1981 by US Naval Institute Press
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Bill V
Sep 20, 2016 Bill V rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good account of the Battle of the Philippine Sea, which is a battle that does not get much coverage. The author is not a professional writer but does a creditable job in relating the history. While there are many maps throughout the book, most are too small to be of much use. Given that this is the only detailed account of the battle I would recommend the book.
John Nevola
Nov 06, 2011 John Nevola rated it really liked it
William T. Y'Blood has compiled an exhaustive treatment of the Battle of the Philippine Sea. It was one of the greatest victories in U.S. Naval history.

William T. Y'Blood has compiled an exhaustive treatment of the Battle of the Philippine Sea. It was one of the greatest victories in U.S. Naval history.

By June of 1944, it had been over 2 years since the battle of Midway in which 3 American aircraft carriers faced 4 Japanese carriers. There were some additional carrier actions off of Guadalcanal
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Mar 04, 2008 Josh Liller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military, world-war-2
Very solid coverage of the battle. Good maps.
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