Clash of the Carriers

Clash of the Carriers

The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II

Book - 2005
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In June, 1944, American and Japanese carrier fleets made their way through the Philippine Sea, both hoping to take control of the vital Marianas Islands. When they met, they embarked upon a naval engagement that escalated into the most spectacular aircraft carrier battle in history. Here is the true account of the battle, told from both sides-by those who were there. Drawing upon numerous interviews as well as official sources, Clash of the Carriers is an unforgettable testimonial to the bravery of those who fought and those who died in a battle that will never be forgotten.

Baker & Taylor
Provides an account of the June 1944 clash near the Marianas Islands between the American and Japanese carrier fleets, a confrontation that became the most spectacular aircraft carrier battle in history.

Blackwell North Amer
In June 1944, American and Japanese carrier fleets steamed toward each other, seeking battle in the Philippine Sea.
Their clashing objectives: retaining the vital Marianas for Japan versus seizing the islands for American air bases. When the fleets met, they embarked upon a naval engagement that escalated into the most spectacular aircraft carrier battle in history - a battle that would later become known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.
During two days of brutal combat, the American and Japanese carriers dueled, launching wave after wave of fighters and bombers against one another in an all-out fight for supremacy, By day and night, hundreds of planes filled the skies. When it was over, the exhausted pilots of the American Fifth Fleet had claimed more than four hundred aerial combat victories, and three Japanese carriers lay on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
Here is the true account of those great and terrible days, told from both sides by those who were there, in the thick of the fight. Drawing upon numerous interviews with American and Japanese veterans as well as official sources, Clash of the Carriers is a testimonial to the bravery of those who fought and those who died in a battle that will never be forgotten.

Baker
& Taylor

Provides an in-depth account of the June 1944 clash near the Marianas Islands between the American and Japanese carrier fleets, a confrontation that became the most spectacular aircraft carrier battle in history, drawing on numerous interviews with participants from both sides, as well as official sources to describe the conflict.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., USA : New American Library, 2005.
ISBN: 9780451216700
0451216709
Characteristics: xv, 348 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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Jan 26, 2014

One would suppose that a book subtitled "the true story...." would be opinionated, but for this book that would be an understatement. The book was written in 2005, but the language was straight out of a 1940's newsreel. It was really hard to get past the propaganda dialogue.

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