QUEEN OF THE FLAT -- TOPS by Stanley Johnson
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QUEEN OF THE FLAT -- TOPS

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Dramatic, colorful, timely, and personal, this is a full length picture of the U.S.S. Lexington, her officers, and men, which is commemorative of the first engagement of aircraft carriers in May of this year. From the history of her building, design, equipment, operations, tests, her power, sea-air tactics, to the working of her various departments and service branches, this chronicles her story in the Pacific, from the gaiety of crossing the line to the various engagements she experienced before her destruction. February to May, Bougainville, Lae and Salamava, Tulagi, and the Coral Sea with its climax of thirty miles separating the Japanese and United States' air striking forces, and the story of the attacking and the attack, and the Lexington's end from internal explosion and torpedoing by our own boats. It's a grand story, very real, clearcut, filled with courageous exploits, and amplified by technical detail.

Publisher: Dutton