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US Naval Aviation 1898-1945: The Pioneering Years to the Second World War Leo Marriott

US Naval Aviation 1898-1945: The Pioneering Years to the Second World War By Leo Marriott

US Naval Aviation 1898-1945: The Pioneering Years to the Second World War by Leo Marriott


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Graphic, detailed history of US naval aviation from the early twentieth century to the end of the Second World War.

US Naval Aviation 1898-1945: The Pioneering Years to the Second World War Summary

US Naval Aviation 1898-1945: The Pioneering Years to the Second World War: Rare Photographs from Naval Archives by Leo Marriott

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 sank or crippled almost all of the battleships belonging to the US Navy's Pacific Fleet, but the fleet's aircraft carriers survived to demonstrate that naval aviation was now the dominant factor in the struggle at sea, turning the tide of the Pacific War. That the US Navy had the necessary ships, aircraft and crews was the result of pioneering, far-sighted decisions made in the pre-war years. Before the First World War the navy had recognised the potential of aircraft at sea, and it went on to develop the techniques and equipment that contributed so much to the defeat of the Japanese. This is the fascinating story Leo Marriott tells in this photographic history. In a selection of over 200 rare photographs he traces the growth of US naval aviation from the flimsy seaplanes of the first years of the twentieth century to the mighty armadas that challenged those of the Japanese and, after the carrier battles at Coral Sea and Midway, led the advance across the Pacific. Key aspects of the history are the navy's first aircraft carriers of the 1920s and the tremendous progress made in the decades between the wars in tactics and strategy as well as in the design of ships and aircraft.

About Leo Marriott

Leo Marriott has written numerous books on aviation, naval and military subjects including Treaty Cruisers, Catapult Aircraft, Jets at Sea, Early Jet Fighters: British and American 1944-1954, Early Jet Bombers 1944-1954, Early Jet Fighters 1944-1954: The Soviet Union and Europe and Essex Class Aircraft Carriers 1943-1991\\. He is now retired after a fifty-year career as an air traffic controller but still maintains his pilot's licence. Apart from aviation and naval history, his other interests include sailing, photography and painting.

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NGR9781526785398
9781526785398
1526785390
US Naval Aviation 1898-1945: The Pioneering Years to the Second World War: Rare Photographs from Naval Archives by Leo Marriott
New
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
20210415
224
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