WILDCATE OVER CASABLANCA by

WILDCATE OVER CASABLANCA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Four days of action at Casablanca, with a squadron of Navy Wildcats from an aircraft carrier, told in colloquial reporting. From the approach and preparation on board the carrier, with vivid details of life aboard, to three days of bombing enemy positions, dogfighting French planes, then a fourth day of staving off enemy subs intent on attacking the carrier -- and the Squadron's departure for home. The stories of those shot down over Africa are worked in -- the imprisonment and release after the armistice, and return home via different ships -- and include a spot-picture of the French troops, the organization within Casablanca before the armistice and the actual workings of the United States' taking over. Excellent first hand material, actual accounts of different men, this is not a consecutive narrative but a kaleidoscopic picture of exciting events. Not as successful as They Were Expendable, but a ""first"" of wide interest.

Pub Date: June 11th, 1943
Publisher: Little, Brown