RED SUN SETTING

The Battle of the Philippine Sea
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Binding:Paperback
Published:April 15, 2012
by William T. Y'Blood (Author)

Many regard this work as the definitive account of a controversial conflict of the war in the Pacific, the June 1944 battle known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot." Drawing on ten years of research and told from the viewpoint of the fliers and sailors who were on the firing line, William T. Y'Blood leads the reader through every stage of the battle, from the dogfights to the persistent attacks on the Japanese carriers to the frantic efforts of the returning fliers to land on friendly carriers. He takes the battle from the initial planning through the invasion of the Marianas and the recriminations that followed, describing Admiral Spruance's decision to allow U.S. forces to remain on the defensive and giving blow-by-blow details of the action. This intensive study of what many believe to be a major turning point in the Pacific War has remained an important reference since it was first published in 1981.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 25
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 15, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1591149940
  • ISBN-13: 9781591149941
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 oz

William T. Y'Blood, a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and later in commercial aviation, served as a historian for the Air Force. The author of eight books on World War II aviation topics, he died in 2006.

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