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World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943-45 By Brian Lane Herder

World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943-45 by Brian Lane Herder

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World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943-45 by Brian Lane Herder

Drawing on difficult-to-access wartime documents and other contemporary sources, this is the first compact, illustrated study of the tactics and techniques of the US fast carriers of Task Forces 50, 58 and 38 during the naval war against Japan in 1943-45. This title concentrates on exactly how these highly successful forces actually operated: their composition in ships, aircraft and men; the essential technology at their disposal; the evolving doctrine for their employment; the opposition and dangers they faced; and how they overcame them at the tactical level. It explains in straightforward terms the intricate details of topics such as how ships manoeuvred, how aircraft were deployed and recovered, the formations and approaches used by fighters, dive-bombers and torpedo-bombers against naval and land targets, and how Task Forces defended themselves. The text is supported by a wide range of wartime photos and full-colour illustrations, showing, for example, the formations employed by ships and aircraft, with altitudes and ranges throughout the course of attacks.

About Brian Lane Herder

Born in 1981, Brian Lane Herder graduated with a BA in History from the University of Kansas in 2003, and a Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University in 2009. He is a legislative librarian for the Kansas state government and his historical research interests include the US military, naval warfare, and World War II. He lives in Kansas, USA. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world. He lives in East Sussex, UK.

Table of Contents

* Introduction * Carriers and escorts: organization - fast carrier classes - escorts and auxiliaries * Aircraft: organization - fighters - dive bombers & torpedo bombers - ornance * Personnel * Decisive technologies: radar & navigation - communications - combat information center - anti-aircraft weapons * Operations and tactics: pre-war development - wartime development - strategy and logistics - Task Force tactics - flight operations * Air combat: scouting - strikes - fighter tactics - strafing - bombing - torpedo attacks - air-sea rescue * Case study: Operation 'Jamboree, Feb 1945 * Night operations * the Task Force under attack: combat air patrol - carrier damage control - anti-Kamikaze tactics - surface combat * Analysis & conclusion * Select Bibliography * (throughout) Plate Commentaries

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GOR010493118
9781472836564
1472836561
World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943-45 by Brian Lane Herder
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2020-02-20
64
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