U.S. Aircraft Carriers 1939–45

U.S. Aircraft Carriers 1939–45

Author: Ingo Bauernfeind

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612009353

Category: History

Page: 240

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A comprehensive account of the development of American aircraft carriers up to and during World War II. This extensively illustrated volume tells the dramatic yet successful story of US aircraft carriers in World War II by class, ranging from early pre-war designs to escort carriers built from destroyer hulls, to the gigantic fleet carriers serving as the predecessors of modern-day super carriers. Besides covering the famous great carrier battles in the Pacific, this book also tells of the equally important actions of US flat tops hunting and destroying German U-boats in the Atlantic, making an enormous contribution to the elimination of the U-boat dangers and the safe arrival of transatlantic supplies, so desperately needed for the launch of D-Day. Including profiles and explanatory text boxes, the concise text gives a clear overview of each ship’s career, its fate and its significance in American naval history. Moreover, the reader learns about the technical evolution of US carriers throughout the war, and the various aircraft launched from these magnificent vessels to engage their Japanese or German foes. This volume provides an overview of preserved World War II flat tops serving as floating museums for future generations as well as a dive to the sunken USS Saratoga at Bikini Atoll.
U.S. Aircraft Carriers 1939–45
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Ingo Bauernfeind
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-04 - Publisher: Casemate

A comprehensive account of the development of American aircraft carriers up to and during World War II. This extensively illustrated volume tells the dramatic yet successful story of US aircraft carriers in World War II by class, ranging from early pre-war designs to escort carriers built from destroyer hulls, to
British Aircraft Carriers 1939–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Angus Konstam
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, its first-ever purpose-built aircraft carrier. This was quickly followed by others, including the highly-successful Illustrious class. Smaller and tougher than their American cousins, the British
US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Mark Stille
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-10 - Publisher: Osprey Publishing

The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to
US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Mark Stille
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive
Carriers at War, 1939–1945
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Adrian Stewart
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-19 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

The author begins this fascinating book by tracing aircraft carrier development between the Wars. Eschewed by the Germans and Italians and with Britain squandering her early lead, the Americans and Japanese became front-runners.The Royal Navy learnt the hard way in the early stages of WW2 with the loss of HMS