Corsairs and Flattops: Marine Carrier Air Warfare, 1944-1945

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Today, U.S. Marine infantry and armored units can count on timely and effective close air support thanks in part to the intrepid Marine pilots and crews who pioneered carrier-based air support of amphibious landings in the final push to defeat Japan in World War II. This little-known part of the Pacific campaign is explored fully for the first time in this detailed history by one of the program's architects. This absorbing study traces the hurried training and deployment and the carrier combat operations of eighteen Marine ...

Corsairs and Flattops: Marine Carrier Air Warfare, 1944-1945 1997, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781557501271

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