The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway

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Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations in the Pacific through the decisive Battle of Midway, it offers a narrative account of how ace fighter pilots like Jimmy Thach and Butch O'Hare and their skilled VF squadron mates--called the "first team"--amassed a remarkable combat record in the face of desperate odds. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, ...

The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway 2005, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781591144717

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The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway 1984, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9780870211898

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