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The Philippine Sea 1944: The last great carrier battle (Campaign)
The Philippine Sea 1944: The last great carrier battle (Campaign)
by Mark Stille

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Product Description:

After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands. Involving the US Fifth Fleet and the Japanese Mobile Fleet, the battle of the Philippine Sea took place during the United States' amphibious invasion of the Mariana Islands during the Pacific War.The two fleets clashed on June 19-20, 1944 and the Japanese carrier fighters were shot down in devastating numbers by US aircraft in what became known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot,” before US counterattacks and submarine strikes forced the withdrawal of the Japanese fleet. Fully illustrated with stunning specially commissioned artwork, Mark Stille tells the enthralling story of the last, and largest, carrier battle of the Pacific War, the one that saw the end of the Imperial Japanese Navy as a formed fighting force.



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Product Details/Specifications:
Author: Mark Stille
Creators:
   Jim Laurier (Illustrator)
   Bounford.com Bounford.com (Cartographer)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
EAN: 9781472819208
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 1472819209
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 96
Publication date: 2017-09-19
Release date: 2017-09-19
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: OSPREY






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