Naval Aviation in the Second World War - Philip KaplanBarnsley: Pen & Sword Aviation, 2013, Paperback.
Includes: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “In this new addition to the Images of War series, Philip Kaplan describes the adventures of the young American, British, and Japanese naval aviators of the Second World War. Through archive content in the form of diaries, published and unpublished memoirs and personal interviews with veteran naval airmen of the Second World War, Kaplan provides a vivid and often hair-raising picture of the dangers these aviators encountered in combat as well as giving a good impression of everyday life aboard an aircraft carrier.
From the Royal Navy’s attack on Taranto which crippled the Italian fleet in 1940, to the Japanese carrier-launched surprise attack on US Navy battleships and facilities at Pearl Harbour in 1941, to the carrier battle of Midway in 1942, and the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot of 1944, this book transports the reader back to some of the most exciting and significant episodes of modern history.”