THE FIRST TEAM AND THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN

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THE FIRST TEAM AND THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN
Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591144724
  • Binding: Paperback & eBook
  • Era: World War II
  • Number of Pages: 636
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  • Date Available: June 2005
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From huddled command conferences to cramped cockpits, John Lundstrom guides readers through the maelstrom of air combat at Guadalcanal in this impressively researched sequel to his earlier study.  Picking up the story after Midway, the author presents a scrupulously accurate account of what happened, describing in rich detail the actual planes and pilots pitted in the ferocious battles that helped turn the tide of war.  Based on correspondence with 150 American and Japanese veterans, or their families, he reveals the thoughts, pressures, and fears of the airmen and their crews as he reconstructs the battles.  These are the story of the Wildcat and Zero fighters, and the Dauntless, Avenger, Betty, Kate, and Val bombers.  Lavishly illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs, this fresh look at the campaign set a standard for aviation histories when first published in 1994.

John B. Lundstrom is Curator Emeritus of History at the Milwaukee Public Museum where he has worked since 1967.  He is the author of five books, including Black Shoe Carrier AdmiralThe First Team and coauthor of Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare.

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