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MISSION BEYOND DARKNESS

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The specific account of the night landings of the 19th of June, 1942, as fighters and bombers of Task Force 58 tried to find their carries after their battle with the Japanese fleet. The story of the tight going and ticklish, tricky work that provided serial miracles in a landing stampede of the individual planes and pilots; of the responsibilities of those aboard the carriers; of the rescue work of the destroyers and escort ships; of escapes from death and utter destruction through rapid aid to those who didn't make their ships; of foul ups and rogue ships; of obstacles of dwindling fuel, navigation, misunderstood signals...The best wingmen in the world were almost defeated by darkness on their first night return. A graphic telling aviation record, which those who saw Fighting Lady will appreciate particularly...

Pub Date: June 6th, 1945
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce