CARRIER COMBAT by Lt. Frederick USNR Meara


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Posthumous book of a Naval pilot -- an account of carrier based fighters, of dive bombers, scouting planes and torpedo squadrons. From submarine patrol off San Diego, to the Harnet and Torpedo Squadron 8, the engagements of June at Midway and the loss of Waldron, to the Enterprise and Squadron 3, and the August rehearsal for Tulagi, Guadaloanel, and Henderson Field in October. The story of operations with the fleet, of striking power, tactics, contact with the enemy, the Japanese Naval barrage, of native help for aviators in trouble, all part of the record of a man's work, of the life he lived, the men he knew. As such it supplements both previous and current civilian interpretations of this branch of the service, and depicts events already recounted by correspondents, from the angle of the participant.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran