USS Hornet (CV-8): From the Doolittle Raid and Midway to Santa Cruz (Legends of Warfare: Naval #10) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 10 in the Legends of Warfare: Naval series.

Description


USS Hornet (CV-8), made famous through its launching of the 16 US Army B-25 Mitchell bombers flown by Jimmy Doolittle's raiders in the first US strike on Japan in May 1942, was the third and last Yorktown-class aircraft carrier completed. Serving the US Navy for just over one year, the warship had a brief yet heroic life. This volume explores Hornet's construction, wartime activities (including the Battle of Midway), and ultimate sinking during the Battle of Santa Cruz in October 1942, 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, put the reader on the deck of this historic warship throughout its short history. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

About the Author


Author of more than 100 books, David Doyle maritime books are noted for their thorough coverage of historic vessels and his celebrated ability to locate scarce vintage imagery.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764358623
ISBN-10: 0764358626
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: November 28th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Naval