The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II

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Binding:Paperback
Published:October 15, 2016
By Robert J. Cressman (Author)
Ten years after the close of World War II, the U.S. Navy published a chronology of its operations in the war. Long out of print, the work focused on what were then defined as critical and decisive events. It ignored a multitude of combat actions as well as the loss or damage of many types of U.S. ships and craft—particularly auxiliaries, amphibious ships, and district craft—and entirely omitted the U.S. Ten years after the close of World War II, the U.S. Navy published a chronology of its operations in the war. Long out of print, the work focused on what were then defined as critical and decisive events. It ignored a multitude of combat actions as well as the loss or damage of many types of U.S. ships and craft—particularly auxiliaries, amphibious ships, and district craft—and entirely omitted the U.S. submarine campaign against Japanese shipping, This greatly expanded and updated study, now available in paperback with an index, goes far beyond the original work, drawing on information from more than forty additional years of historical research and writing. Massive, but well organized, it addresses operational aspects of the U.S. Navy’s war in every theater.
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Product Details
  • Paperback : 400 pages
  • Illustrations: 92
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 15, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1591146380
  • ISBN-13: 9781591146384
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 X 11 in
  • Shipping Weight: 38.4 oz
Praise
  • “The U.S. Navy finally has an accurate and comprehensive accounting of its wartime accomplishments. The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II is a superb piece of work.” —Jeffrey G. Barlow, author of Revolt of the Admirals: The Fight for Naval Aviation

Naval historian Robert J. Cressman lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. His The Official Chronology of the United States Navy in World War II received a John Lyman Book Award (1999) and his body of work on U.S. naval aviation history was recognized by the Admiral Arthur W. Radford Award (2008).

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