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Hunter-Killer: U.S. Escort Carriers in the Battle of the Atlantic
The pursuit of German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic has long been considered one of the most exciting stories of World War II. This definitive study takes readers into the cockpits and onto the flight decks of the versatile and hardy U.S. escort carriers (CVEs) to tell of their vital, yet little-known contribution to the anti-U-boat campaign. Sailing apart from the ...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published September 1st 1983 by US Naval Institute Press
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Jul 26, 2009 Matt rated it it was amazing
Y'Blood's book "Hunter-Killer" is a well researched and for the most part well written book. It covers the Anti-submarine Campaign in the Central Atlantic during World War II. The primary weapons of the campaign for the German’s were the U-Boats while for the American were hunter killer groups with an Escort Carrier as the center of the group. The escorts for the carrier were usually DE's (Destroyer Escorts) and few flush decked World War I destroyers thrown into the mixture. Y'Blood does a very ...more
Companion book to "Little Giants", this one covers the actions of the American escort carriers in the Atlantic against the German submarines, whereas "Little Giants" was a history of these ships in the Pacific against Japan. Covers every sinking of one of these submarines by the air forces on the carriers and by the escorts of the carriers. Has nice little stories of individuals and mishaps that enliven the story.
Aug 14, 2012 Jonathan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
How the US Navy used escort carriers, which were carriers built on merchant-type or tanker hulls and hence too slow for working with the fleet, to hunt German U-boats in WWII. A quick and exciting read, not too technical, and a good overview of this sort of anti-submarine warfare.