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by John B. Lundstrom

  • Author: John B. Lundstrom
  • ISBN: 159114471X
  • ISBN13: 978-1591144717
  • ePub: 1254 kb | FB2: 1806 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Military
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 576
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 388
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The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway ePub download

First Team is a must-read for aficionados of Pacific War air combat.

Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). First Team is a must-read for aficionados of Pacific War air combat. Nowhere else will you get the level of detailed explanation of this most critical period, during which the balance of dominance swung from the IJN to the USN in the Pacific. Much later in the war, the . could send out a dozen or more fleet carriers together at once, and darken the sky with hundreds of Corsairs and Hellcats to crush an already-depleted IJN air force.

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The First Team by Lundstrom is the finest tribute to the WWII Naval Aviator in the Pacific theater of war that I have ever read. The book’s focus is the carrier engagements of the War in the Pacific starting with Pearl Harbor and ending with Midway

The First Team by Lundstrom is the finest tribute to the WWII Naval Aviator in the Pacific theater of war that I have ever read. The book’s focus is the carrier engagements of the War in the Pacific starting with Pearl Harbor and ending with Midway. It includes the detail of every raid and carrier movement in between including the battle of Coral Sea and the Doolittle raid on mainland Japan. Lundstrom does not delve into politics or motivation for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nor does he spend mu The First Team by Lundstrom is the finest tribute to the WWII Naval Aviator in the Pacific theater.

John B. Lundstrom is Curator Emeritus of History at the Milwaukee Public Museum where he has worked since 1967

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 Admiral, The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign and coauthor of Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare. Библиографические данные. The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. Naval Institute Press, 2013. 161251166X, 9781612511665.

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John Lundstrom broke new ground with publication of The First Team in 1984 and continued with the sequel in '9.

John Lundstrom broke new ground with publication of The First Team in 1984 and continued with the sequel in '94. (By that schedule, it's about time for his Next Book, a long-awaited biography of Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher. While many of the early skirmishes and battles leading up to Midway have been covered in many books, Mr Lundstrom brings a detailed perspective virtually on a daily basis and from both sides of the conflict.

Lundstrom, John B. (2005). The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway (New e. Annapolis, Maryland, . Naval Institute Press. Lundstrom, John B. (2006). Black Shoe Carrier Admiral: Frank Jack Fletcher at Coral Seas, Midway & Guadalcanal. Annapolis, Maryland, USA: Naval Institute Press. Lundstrom offers a detailed analysis of the fundamental strategies employed by Japan and the . The First Team : Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. Naval Institute Press

John B. in the South Pacific from January to June 1942, including Japanese equivocation regarding advances in the South Pacific and the vigorous actions of Admiral Ernest J. King to reinforce the area in spite of the presidential decision to concentrate American efforts on Europe and the. problem of Germany.

Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action and places these extraordinary fighters within the context of overall carrier operations.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. He writes from the viewpoint of the pilots themselves, after interviewing some fifty airmen from each side, to give readers intimate details of some of the most exciting aerial engagements of the war.

Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations in the Pacific through the decisive Battle of Midway, it offers a narrative account of how ace fighter pilots like Jimmy Thach and Butch O'Hare and their skilled VF squadron mates--called the "first team"--amassed a remarkable combat record in the face of desperate odds. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action and places these extraordinary fighters within the context of overall carrier operations. He writes from the viewpoint of the pilots themselves, after interviewing some fifty airmen from each side, to give readers intimate details of some of the most exciting aerial engagements of the war. At the same time he assesses the role the fighter squadrons played in key actions and shows how innovations in fighter tactics and gunnery techniques were a primary reason for the reversal of American fortunes. After more than twenty years in print, the book remains the definitive account and is being published in paperback for the first time to reach an even larger audience.
kinder
I quite enjoyed this book. If you are interested in a highly detailed, very well sourced of naval air combat in the Pacific then this book is for you. There are accounts of every carrier action through the battle of Midway including not just the big ones (Coral Sea and Midway) but every single raid of the US carriers on Japanese held bases. I learned a lot about the early stages of the air war in the Pacific by reading this and I'm sure I'll come back to it again and again to get the details that other books leave out. However, if you are interested in a more general overview of the Pacific war you probably should stay away from this one.
Hulbine
My Dad was an F6F pilot whose combat tour in the Pacific with VF-19 began about 2 years after Midway. I've been reading about WW 2 in the Pacific for more than half a century, but this is my first encounter with “The First Team.” It's a superb account of the first 6 months of the war in the Pacific that has stood the test of time for its excellent writing and the quality of its research. More recent work (e.g., "Shattered Sword") has had greater access to Japanese sources, and provides more insight from the Japanese perspective, but this remains an excellent telling of the stories of both the Coral Sea and Midway battles from the standpoint of the pilots. It's less about the strategy and more about the tactical situation(s) and details about aircraft types, operational issues, etc. Alas, the quality of the photos is simply awful in the paperback edition now available. Drawings of fighter tactics, since they're line drawings, reproduce well, even in the paperback, but the photos are basically blobs of gray and black. Even plain photocopies of the original images would be better, so I have to knock off a star for poor image reproduction.
Twentyfirstfinger
I say the preceding because there is much information in this book regarding SPECIFIC PERSONNEL, and the make-up of the various Squadrons, Groups, Divisions, etc. The "casual, in it for entertainment" reader will be overwhelmed by such information, so, just a warning. The need to mention the preceding simply speaks to the amazing amount of research and "cross-checking" Mr. Lundstrom apparently had to do to complete this book. Simply put, this is an excellent read about how the U.S. Navy survived the first six months of the war by scrambling it's carrier forces from one area to another. If you have a serious interest in the history of the Pacific war, particularly that part played by the U.S. Naval Forces, than I would suggest the following: 1) Read "Rising Sun, Falling Skies" by Jeff Cox. This excellent book will lay out in great detail how the US, in conjunction with Australia, Britain, and the Dutch, "tap-danced" trying slow down the Japanese steamroller from the first day of the War until about March, 1942. 2) I'd then read "Fortress Rabaul" by Bruce Gamble. That book will do an excellent job of documenting how Japan built up it's bastion of Rabaul from about February 1942, through the first 6 months of the War. 3) I'd then read this book, "The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway". This book does an amazing job of showing how the U.S. "jitterbugged" it's Naval resources, primarily it's carrier forces, to keep the Japanese off balance from January through June (Midway) of 1942. 4) I'd then read Mr. Lundstrom's next book (I'm reading it now), "First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign. . ." This book is showing how U.S. Naval Forces, with emphasis on the Naval Air Forces, dealt with the Japanese from June (Midway) 1942 into early 1943. 5) Finally, I'd then read Bruce Gambles follow-up to Rabaul, entitled "Target Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japans most. . . ." That book will begin to close the door on what U.S. Naval Forces did in finally isolating Rabaul.

Mr. Lundstrom's first book (First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway) is a great book, but the detail identifying the personnel of both American and Japanese personnel involved in the various battles requires a "dedication" to wanting to learn who were the people responsible for keeping Japan away from Pearl Harbor and the West Coast of the U.S. during the period from January 1942 to January 1943. I recommend the book highly, again more so if you're a serious student of what occurred in the Pacific. My father was a sailor on a Destroyer in the Aluetians and a Baby-Flattop in the south Pacific from July 1942 through 1945. Even though he's no longer with us, it's nice to finally see the "big picture" he was dealing with, even though he and his sailor companions couldn't see the big picture themselves at the time.
Nidor
One of the finest books on WWII. It should be read with his "First Team" sequel on the Guadalcanal Air campaign.. Both books contain detailed accounts of our struggles in the Pacific 1941-1943 to stem the Japanese series of victories.. Combine those two with Richard Frank's "Guadalcanal" and you get an in depth view of that era which gives an understanding of what happened and what it took for our country to turn the tide in the Pacific.. A must read for all those "war weary" Americans of today. Too bad these books are not a part of Common Core. The bravery and sacrifice of our young men is astounding and you see what fierce and skilled opponents the Japanese were. And how close we were to losing Guadalcanal. Both the air and naval fighting was fierce. Four times the number of our sailors were killed versus Marines and Army troops. The battles of Coral Sea, Midway and the struggle for Guadacanal should be taught with Valley Forge and Gettysburg as legends for our young people. It is fascinating that part of Japanese overall strategy in starting the war was based on their perception that Americans were divided on being in the war and would quit rather than suffer extensive casualties. They were wrong then, but what about today?
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