Whanganuilibrary.com
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Pacific payback : the carrier aviators who avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway / Stephen L. Moore.

By: Moore, Stephen L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : New American Library, 2015Description: 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780451465535 (pbk); 0451465539 (pbk).Subject(s): United States. Navy. Bombing Squadron Six | United States. Navy. Scouting Squadron Six | Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6) | Midway, Battle of, 1942 | Dauntless (Dive bomber) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
Contents:
"We would have one helluva celebration" -- "Our world was shattered" -- The stuff -- "I was really upset" -- "We lost as much as we gained" -- Island raiders -- Arrival of the "new boys" -- "Something big was in the works" -- "God, this is it!" -- Five minutes of glory -- The deadly flights home -- The Japanese strike back -- The flying dragon strike -- "The little devil was most difficult to hit" -- "I wish I had just one more bomb."
Summary: Describes the fearless crew of the USS Enterprise whose offensive blow in the Marshall Islands against the Japanese led the turning of the tide during World War II.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Fiction notes: Click to open in new window
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due
Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction 940.5426 MOO 1 Available

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Sunday, December 7, 1941, dawned clear and bright over the Pacific. But for the Dauntless dive-bomber crews of the USS Enterprise returning to their home base on Oahu, it was a morning from hell. Flying directly into the Japanese ambush at Pearl Harbour, they lost a third of their squadron and witnessed the heart of America's Navy, broken and smouldering on the oil-slicked waters below. The next six months, from Pearl Harbour to the Battle of Midway, a dark time during which the Japanese scored victory after victory, this small band of aviators saw almost constant deployment.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-393) and index.

"We would have one helluva celebration" -- "Our world was shattered" -- The stuff -- "I was really upset" -- "We lost as much as we gained" -- Island raiders -- Arrival of the "new boys" -- "Something big was in the works" -- "God, this is it!" -- Five minutes of glory -- The deadly flights home -- The Japanese strike back -- The flying dragon strike -- "The little devil was most difficult to hit" -- "I wish I had just one more bomb."

Describes the fearless crew of the USS Enterprise whose offensive blow in the Marshall Islands against the Japanese led the turning of the tide during World War II.

11 38 100

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. 1)
  • 1 "We Would Have One Helluva Celebration" (p. 5)
  • 2 "Our World Was Shattered" (p. 23)
  • 3 The Stuff (p. 46)
  • 4 "I Was Really Upset" (p. 56)
  • 5 "We Lost As Much As We Gained" (p. 67)
  • 6 Island Raiders (p. 106)
  • 7 Arrival of the "New Boys" (p. 135)
  • 8 "Something Big Was in the Works" (p. 156)
  • 9 "God, This Is It!" (p. 175)
  • 10 Five Minutes of Glory (p. 214)
  • 11 The Deadly Flights Home (p. 237)
  • 12 The Japanese Strike Back (p. 264)
  • 13 The Flying Dragon Strike (p. 276)
  • 14 "The Little Devil Was Most Difficult To Hit" (p. 302)
  • 15 "I Wish I Had Just One More Bomb" (p. 324)
  • Epilogue (p. 349)
  • Appendix: Decorations Awarded To USS Enterprise Dauntless Airmen For Action From December 7, 1941-June 6, 1942 (p. 361)
  • Sources (p. 377)
  • Bibliography (p. 381)
  • Chapter Notes (p. 395)
  • Index (p. 425)