U.S. Aircraft Carriers 1939-45

Ingo Bauernfeind

A detailed and fully illustrated account of United States aircraft carriers during World War II.
Publication date:
July 2021
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Series :
Casemate Illustrated Special
Illustration :
Over 200 photos, diagrams and illustrations
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612009346

Dimensions : 254 X 198 mm
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Overview
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• A comprehensive account of the development of American aircraft carriers up to and during World War II
• Discussion of their use during the war, and comparison with other Allied carriers and Japanese equivalent
• Text complemented by over 250 photographs, diagrams and profiles

This extensively illustrated volume tells the dramatic yet successful story of US aircraft carriers in World War II by class, ranging from early pre-war designs to escort carriers built from destroyer hulls, to the gigantic fleet carriers serving as the predecessors of modern-day super carriers.

Besides covering the famous great carrier battles in the Pacific, this book also tells of the equally important actions of US flat tops hunting and destroying German U-boats in the Atlantic, making an enormous contribution to the elimination of the U-boat dangers and the safe arrival of transatlantic supplies, so desperately needed for the launch of D-Day.

Including profiles and explanatory text boxes, the concise text gives a clear overview of each ship's career, its fate and its significance in American naval history. Moreover, the reader learns about the technical evolution of US carriers throughout the war, and the various aircraft launched from these magnificent vessels to engage their Japanese or German foes. This volume provides an overview of preserved World War II flat tops serving as floating museums for future generations as well as a dive to the sunken USS Saratoga at Bikini Atoll.

REVIEWS

As with the other volumes in the series, you get a nice overall summary of the topic in hand, lots of photos, and a nice reference for your diorama or modelling.
The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

This extensively illustrated volume tells the dramatic yet successful story of US aircraft carriers in World War II by class, ranging from early pre-war designs to escort carriers built from destroyer hulls, to the gigantic fleet carriers serving as the predecessors of modern-day super carriers.
NavyBooks

...probably my favorite book that I've reviewed in the 18 or 19 years I've been doing this for IPMS/USA (That long? Really?). Of course, I am biased to the subject matter, but the author has taken so much important information and put it all together in such a highly organized, logical, and easy to read format, that I have to recommend it to you very highly, and without caveat.
IPMS/USA

I have long been interested in aircraft carriers and this has been one of the most interesting books, at a reasonable price, that I can think of.
Military Model Scene

…this excellent "one-stop shop” for everything relating to the US Navy's carriers of the Pacific War will earn its keep over time, offering a good potted history of that conflict and, invaluably, individual histories of the flat-tops of the 1939-45 period.
The Aviation Historian Magazine

This is a useful overview of the US carrier fleet, with good descriptions of the various classes and their strengths and weaknesses, and a complete photographic reference for every carrier that served during the war.
History of War

...an engaging read with many excellent accompanying photographs and colour artwork. […] If you like Carriers, you will undoubtedly enjoy this book.
Wargames Illustrated