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The Resource Pacific Thunder : The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944, Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Pacific Thunder : The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944, Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Label
Pacific Thunder : The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944
Title
Pacific Thunder
Title remainder
The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944
Statement of responsibility
Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Title variation
United States Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On 27 October 1942, four "Long Lance" torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea 100 miles northeast of the island of Guadalcanal and just north of the Santa Cruz Islands, taking with her 140 of her sailors. With the loss of Hornet, the United States Navy now had one aircraft carrier left in the South Pacific, USS Enterprise (CV-6), herself badly damaged in the two previous days of the Battle of Santa Cruz, the fourth Japanese-American carrier battle since the Battle of the Coral Sea five months and three weeks before. Of the prewar carrier fleet the Navy had struggled to build over 15 years, only three were left: Enterprise licked her wounds at Espiritu Santo while USS Saratoga (CV-3) lay in dry dock at the Bremerton Navy Yard, victim of a Japanese submarine torpedo two months earlier. USS Ranger (CV-4) was in mid-Atlantic on her way to support Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey
Dewey number
940.54/26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D767
LC item number
.C54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aircraft carriers
Target audience
adult
Label
Pacific Thunder : The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944, Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472821843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957139635
  • (OCoLC)ocn957139635
  • 558849
Label
Pacific Thunder : The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944, Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472821843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957139635
  • (OCoLC)ocn957139635
  • 558849

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