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Wings of Gold by Gerald Astor

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In their own words, these courageous fliers describe the life-and-death air battles that defined the revolution in naval strategy that rose from the ashes of Pearl Harbor, when fighter pilots watched in horror as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft bombed their planes and airfields into smoking rubble. The 1,000-pound plane touched down. Act I The Battle of Leyte Gulf. Description: 1 online resource : illustrations Contents: First wings -- War begins -- The engagements begin -- From Tokyo to the Coral Sea -- The Midway sideshow -- The Battle for Midway -- Guadalcanal -- Taking the offensive -- Flights back, escapes, and rescues -- Antisubmarine warfare -- Invasion hawks and birds of the night -- Aces and advances -- Mitscher shampoos and New Guinea -- The Marianas overtures -- The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot -- The Battle of the Philippine Sea -- Night fighters and ground support -- The Battle of Leyte Gulf. Navy ship to the unprecedented air combat missions that helped defeat the Japanese. From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold, the first account of how the airplane transformed the U. Hardcore military buffs will delight in the nonstop action, tactical lore, and clipped flyboy lingo, but many readers will feel shell-shocked.

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The young Americans who fought the deadly duels against Imperial Japanese forces high over the Pacific gave everything they had to the war effort, and many made the supreme sacrifice. The young Americans who fought the deadly duels against Imperial Japanese forces high over the Pacific gave everything they had to the war effort, and many made the supreme sacrifice. Originally published: 2004 Includes bibliographical references pages 431-436 and index First wings -- War begins -- The engagements begin -- From Tokyo to the Coral Sea -- The Midway sideshow -- The Battle for Midway -- Guadalcanal -- Taking the offensive -- Flights back, escapes, and rescues -- Antisubmarine warfare -- Invasion hawks and birds of the night -- Aces and advances -- Mitscher shampoos and New Guinea -- The Marianas overtures -- The Great Marianas Turkey Shoot -- The Battle of the Philippine Sea -- Night fighters and ground support -- The Battle of Leyte Gulf. While the land-based airmen specialized in reconnaissance and raids on ground forces, the naval service, relying on seaplanes, concentrated on antisubmarine campaigns, striking at U-boats and their bases. Astor's description of the mission in which Butch O'Hare was shot down is described in great detail, and the story of the ill-fated Japanese battleship Yamato suicide mission during the Okinawa campaign is told in a very exciting manner. Their narrations are gripping and breathe life and fire. There was a heavy splash and Ely was drenched.

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Wings of Gold by Gerald Astor

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Weave that was designed to take advantage of the strengths of the 4F4 fighter and compensate for its weaknesses against the Zero. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the very first plane off the deck of a U. . Once again, an editor would have helped here. It puts you right in the thick of the action, almost as you were there yourself.

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Wings of gold : the U.S. naval air campaign in World War II : Astor, Gerald, 1926

wings of gold astor gerald

While following the pilots' firsthand reports of air strikes and blazing dogfights across the islands and atolls of the Pacific, Astor explores the ways the U. I'm sorry to say that Wings of Gold falls short, although there are strong elements. The E-mail message field is required. The young Americans who fought the deadly duels against Imperial Japanese forces high over the Pacific gave everything they had to the war effort, and many made the supreme sacrifice. In doing so he fails to include the details that bring a first person narrative alive.

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Wings of gold (2004 edition)

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And just as there were targets in Europe that keep aircrews awake at night, the Pacific offered countless episodes when fliers launched from pitch-dark decks thinking this was a one way ticket. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the very first plane off the deck of a U. During World War I he did convoy duty, assigned posts in engineering and gunnery. Gerald Morton Astor, a native of New Haven, grew up in Mount Vernon, N. I felt Gerald Astor's The Mighty Eighth was a gripping and well-told account of the evolution of the U. Besides his accounts of the Battle of the Bulge and the air war in Europe, Mr. But the key test was the battleship Ostfriesland at 27,000 tons, as heavy as any warship then afloat.

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Naval Academy Class of 1916. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the very first plane off the deck of a U. Captain Chambers remarked that the feat would have been easier had the Birmingham been moving. In the end, the naval aviation community told their own story in action, deeds, and in the volumes of words they shared and which have been captured in more than 360 pages of text and more than 625 photographs arid illustrations, 80 in colour. I requested I be ordered to aviation duty. Navy ship to the unprecedented air combat missions that helped defeat the Japanese. Terry Allen, a leading combat commander in both North Africa and Europe, and the Nazi medical experimenter Dr.

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Wings of Gold by Gerald Astor

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While following the pilots' firsthand reports of air strikes and blazing dogfights across the islands and atolls of the Pacific, Astor explores the ways the U. The oral histories presented by the pilots are very interesting, but the narrative provided by the author is somewhat weak, and there are several mistakes in the book. There is a parallel to this in the Pacific carrier war. But while on antisubmarine patrol in the harbor around Miami I saw airplanes flying about. The seeds of a rivalry, if not an internecine war, within the Navy between the aviation adherents and the big-gun, battleship-oriented were sown. Description From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold, the first account of how the airplane transformed the U. Navy ship to the unprecedented air combat missions that helped defeat the Japanese.

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Wings of Gold by Gerald Astor

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In doing so he fails to include the details that bring a first person narrative alive. My disappointment is in the realization that this author has done better. Ellyson became the first naval officer assigned to undergo flight training at the Glenn Curtiss Aviation Camp. Wings of Gold pays tribute to their courage, daring, and selfless dedication. Act I -- The Battle of Leyte Gulf. He heard many a discouraging word. However, I've read better books on the subject.

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Wings of Gold by Gerald Astor

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Magazines that spun tales of World War I dogfights circulated briskly, and boys built replicas of the earliest and latest airplanes out of balsa wood and tissue paper, powering them with twisted rubber bands or tiny, balky gasoline engines. Later, the critical role of aircraft carriers in the stunning U. Ely, an employee of Curtiss, proposed to take off from a ship. Overall, I did enjoy this book. It seemed like a good business to be in. Glenn Curtiss, an early manufacturer, built several flying machines, and in 1910, stunt pilot Eugene B. Samson also innovated the first folding-wing aircraft, opening the way for convenient storage where space was always at a premium.

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While following the pilots' firsthand reports of air strikes and blazing dogfights across the islands and atolls of the Pacific, Astor explores the ways the U. Pride became one of the few early naval aviators who never attended the academy. The Mediterranean account includes an unusual account of the U. In their own words, these courageous fliers describe the life-and-death air battles that defined the revolution in naval strategy that rose from the ashes of Pearl Harbor, when fighter pilots watched in horror as Japanese carrier-launched aircraft bombed their planes and airfields into smoking rubble. This guy gets out of it, goes into the hangar.

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