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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; annotated edition edition (February 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846030374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846030376
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The superlative images in the book are further enhanced by the artwork of Tony Bryan... this is a book that ship fans will just have to have in their libraries and the rest of us will find it an excellent primer on the types." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

"The book does its job well in describing the Essex and Independence class carriers. There are also many photographs and paintings of the carriers while either on a regular cruise or in combat actions. In all, a good book from Osprey to read for those interested in US carriers and their operations." - Andrew Nguyen, ww2db.com (October 2009)

About the Author

Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer , spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA. The author lives in Virginia, USA.

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Very nicely and efficiently written.
John Cedric Boyer III
In contrast, the U.S. Navy replaced lost naval aviators with thousands of new aircrews and a generation of more powerful aircraft.
Robert A. Lynn
I found a disappointing 3 paragraphs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PSU spouse on February 3, 2013
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There are a number of photos in the book that I had not seen before, as well as good information on the summaries of the individual ship careers. However, there was a minor error, in that it described CV-31 Bon Homme Richard as the "last of the short hull" Essex's completed during the war. It was the last short hull ship, period. The way it was written created an incorrect impression that some short hull vessels were completed post war, when in fact all of the remaining vessels were of the long hull. Still, I enjoyed it and consider it a good investment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. T. Jellow on July 28, 2013
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This book provides a good overview of a 1942-45 built up and continuous improvement within the carrier fleet. Would recommend this book to anyone wishing to have an well written synopsis of this period.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rokpyle on July 2, 2013
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I've been interested in World War II in the Pacific since my grandparents gave us two books on it many years ago. This book is a great introduction to the American aircraft carriers involved in the Pacific. I didn't give it five stars because its brevity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Cedric Boyer III on December 5, 2012
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Very nicely and efficiently written. Short, clear, concise and to the point. Excellent. Just the facts and no extraneous verbage.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Lynn on November 12, 2010
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U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, 1942-45: WORLD WAR II-BUILT SHIPS
MARK STILLE
OSPREY PUBLISHING, 2007
QUALITY SOFTCOVER, $15.95, 48 PAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS

From the moment Japanese carrier aircraft struck at the U.S. Pacific Fleet on 7 December 1941, a new era in naval warfare was born. Although naval air power had already proved its ability to strike at an enemy fleet in its own harbors, Pearl Harbor was the dawn of carrier warfare across the broad oceans, in a way that pre-war theorists had never imagined. The reason for this lay in the fact that the battleships with which aircraft carriers had meant to fight were now sunk or disabled. For at least six months, the U.S. Pacific Fleet could only take the offensive with its carriers, and so the concept of the fast carrier task force was created, using the carrier dive- bombers and torpedo-bombers as long-range substitutes for the 16 inch (406 meters) guns. Because the tactics and the aircraft were comparatively primitive, the first attempts by the U.S. Navy to carry the war to the Japanese were barely effective, and there was little that could be done to stop the Japanese carriers from overrunning the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies. The first pitched battle, in the Coral Sea was fought in May, 1942 to stop the Japanese from gaining a foothold in Port Moresby, New Guinea. It cost America one of their biggest carriers, the USS Lexington, but the amphibious operation was called off after the small Japanese carrier Shoho was sunk. What distinguished this battle was that the opposing fleets never saw each other: it was the first carrier-versus-carrier battle. A rash attempt by the Japanese to capture Midway Island brought on the next battle in June, 1942, but superior U.S.
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By Mr. BILL on June 8, 2014
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I wanted more information and pictures than was provided. It is a very neat book with detailed art renderings.
I was looking for information on the jeep carriers that were built on freighter hulls. It is a good book on design
differences of the attack carriers in world war two. It is worth the price.
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I chose a five star rating because it met my research needs for my new book . An illustrated book on naval aircraft
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