The US Navy in World War II by Mark HenryThe US Navy in World War II by Mark Henry

The US Navy in World War II

byMark HenryIllustratorRamiro Bujeiro

Paperback | January 25, 2002

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Osprey's examination of the United States Navy during World War II (1939-1945). In 1941 the US Navy had 17 battleships - of which eight would be knocked out on the first day of the war - four aircraft carriers, and about 340,000 men including reservists. Pearl Harbor so weakened it that it was unable to prevent the Japanese capture of the Philippines and a vast sweep of Pacific islands. By 1945 it was the strongest navy the world had ever seen, with nearly 100 carriers, 41,000 aircraft and 3.3 million men; the unrivalled master of air-sea and amphibious operations, it was poised to invade Japan's home islands after reducing her fleet to scrap and her Pacific empire to impotence and starvation. This extraordinary story is illustrated here with dramatic photos, and nine meticulous colour plates showing a wide range of USN uniforms.
Mark R. Henry is a lifelong student of military history and an experienced re-enactor of many periods. He served in the US Army as a signals officer 1981-90, in Germany, Texas and Korea. He holds a BA degree in History and is studying for his Master's; and currently works in the US Army museum system. His special interest lies in the U...
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Title:The US Navy in World War IIFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 25, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841763012

ISBN - 13:9781841763019

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Uniforms: blues, whites, dungarees, khakis, greys, flying greens; foul weather, flight deck crew, aircrew, Coast Guard, WAVES, frogmen, SeaBees, Hospital Corpsmen - Insignia: rank rating, service, cuff, medals - The Crew: recruitment, training, pay, food, life on board, duties, battle stations, medical, shore leave - Ship types - Weapons - Aircraft - Types of mission - Camapign summary