WW2 Navies

Scroll down to see articles on the navies of Axis and Allied forces in World War Two

Scroll down to see articles on the navies of Axis and Allied forces in World War Two


battle of guadalcanal

Battle of Guadalcanal: Allies Strike Japan

The following article on the Battle of Guadalcanal is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Only sixty days after the Battle of Midway—in which Allied forces in the Pacific inflicted irreparable…

u-505

U-505: The German Submarine Captured in 1944

The following article on the U-505 is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In June 1944 USS Guadalcanal’s (CVE-60) hunter-killer group scored a spectacular coup off the African coast. The CVE skipper,…

battle of midway

Battle of Midway: Japan’s Navy Suffers a Mortal Wound

The following article on the Battle of Midway is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Battle of Midway was a decisive blow to Japan's naval supremacy in the Pacific Theatre of…

battle of the coral sea

The Battle of the Coral Sea: The Debut of Aircraft Carriers

The following article on the Battle of the Coral Sea is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Battle of the Coral Sea was the world's first naval battle in which…

war in the pacific

War in the Pacific: American Naval Strategy in WW2

The following article on war in the Pacific during World War Two is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. In December 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy alone combined ships, aircraft, and doctrine in…

hms avenger

HMS Avenger and Dasher

The following article on the HMS Avenger and Dasher is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. As the Guadalcanal campaign peaked in the Pacific, American carriers prepared for a major Allied offensive…

hms audacity

HMS Audacity: The Royal Navy’s Jack-of-all-Ships

The following article on the HMS Audacity is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Probably no warship had a more varied career in the Second World War than HMS Audacity. Launched in…

escort carrier

Escort Carrier Program

The following article on the escort carrier program is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman's book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Among the miracles of production in the Second World War was America’s escort carrier program. For…

Bismarck Battleship

Bismarck Battleship — The Terror of the Nazi Fleet

The following article on the Bismarck Battleship is an excerpt from The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The Bismarck Battleship was the first Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's navy. The ship represented the clearest example of Germany's military superiority in the run-up to World War…

Battle of the North Cape

Battle of the North Cape — The North Sea Clash

The following article on the Battle of the North Cape is an excerpt from The Hunt for Hitler's Warship © 2015 by Patrick Bishop. It is available now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The Battle of the North Cape — a naval battle of critical importance in the Second World War, took place on December 26,…

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