WW2 Navies

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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...
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)...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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