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The Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War II

Tillman, Barrett

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ISBN 10: 0870215698 / ISBN 13: 9780870215698
Editorial: Naval Institute Press,, Annapolis, MD, U.S.A., 1979
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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232pp. B/w photo on title page, some fifty b/w photos and maps in e. p. d/w sl. worn. Fine. The story of the Douglas SBD, the only US carrier-borne aircraft to serve the whole war, from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day. Clean like new. N° de ref. de la librería 010712

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Título: The Dauntless Dive Bomber of World War II

Editorial: Naval Institute Press,, Annapolis, MD, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1979

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Popularly known as the Douglas Dauntless, the U.S. Navy's SBD dive bomber was well named. Though considered obsolete at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Dauntless turned the tide of war in the Pacific with the destruction of four Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway, making its mark in aviation history for sinking more enemy carriers than any other aircraft. Still in service at war's end, the Dauntless was the only U.S. carrier aircraft in operation from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day. The Dauntless was the only American Navy aircraft to fly in al five of the naval engagements fought exclusively by aircraft carriers and was credited with sinking the first Japanese fleet submarine and dropping the first bombs on Japanese-occupied soil during the war. The SBD was also active in the Atlantic, sinking Vichy French shipping at Casablanca and German vessels in Scandinavian waters. In between his authoritative accounts of these missions, Barrett Tillman tells the rousing story of the men who took the "slow but deadly" Dauntless into combat, loving her for her ruggedness and dependability while wishing for more speed and firepower. Among the people he describes is the pilot who nearly single-handedly knocked out a Japanese carrier and died in the process, and SBD squadron that flew unexpectedly into the Pearl Harbor attack. Filled with fascinating photographs, this book was widely acclaimed in 1976 when first published and is now available for the first time in paperback.

About the Author:

Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized authority on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics. He has received six awards for history and literature, including the Admiral Arthur Radford Award. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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