USS Yorktown (CV-5): From Design and Construction to the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway (Legends of Warfare: Naval #1) (Hardcover)

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Description


USS Yorktown (CV-5) was the US Navy's first battle-worthy, purpose-built aircraft carrier. Her crew, already accustomed to wartime conditions by maintaining Neutrality Patrols during 1941 in the Atlantic, quickly adapted to the Pacific Theater, having been dispatched there immediately after Pearl Harbor. First at Coral Sea, then at Midway, Yorktown's flyers blunted the sword of Japanese aggression. The men flying from her decks were instrumental in turning the tide of WWII in the Pacific. This volume explores Yorktown's construction, prewar and wartime activities through carefully researched photos, many of which have never before been published, which are reproduced in remarkable clarity. This clarity, and the large size of many of the photos, coupled with descriptive and informative captions, puts the reader on the deck of this historic warship throughout her history.

About the Author


Author of over 100 books, David Doyle was presented the Bart Vanderveen Award, recognizing, ..". the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide" in 2015 by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764352881
ISBN-10: 0764352881
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: May 15th, 2017
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Naval