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The Resource The unknown Battle of Midway : the destruction of the American torpedo squadrons, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan

The unknown Battle of Midway : the destruction of the American torpedo squadrons, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan

Label
The unknown Battle of Midway : the destruction of the American torpedo squadrons
Title
The unknown Battle of Midway
Title remainder
the destruction of the American torpedo squadrons
Statement of responsibility
Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Battle of Midway is considered the greatest U.S. naval victory, but behind the lustre is the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons. Of the 51 planes sent to attack Japanese carriers only 7 returned, and of the 127 aircrew only 29 survived. Not a single torpedo hit its target. A story of avoidable mistakes and flawed planning, The Unknown Battle of Midway reveals the enormous failures that led to the destruction of four torpedo squadrons but were omitted from official naval reports: the planes that ran out of gas, the torpedoes that didn't work, the pilots who had never dropped torpedoes and the breakdown of the attack plan. Alvin Kernan, who was present at the battle, has written a troubling but persuasive analysis of these and other little-publicised aspects of this great battle. The standard navy tactics for carrier warfare are revealed in tragic contrast to the actual conduct of the battle and the after-action reports of the ships and squadrons involved
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kernan, Alvin B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Yale library of military history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midway, Battle of (1942)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Midway, Battle of, 1942
  • Torpedo bombers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military planning
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Military planning
  • Torpedo bombers
  • Midway Islands
  • United States
Label
The unknown Battle of Midway : the destruction of the American torpedo squadrons, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""FOREWORD""; ""PREFACE""; ""1. The Destruction of the American Battle Lineat Pearl Harbor""; ""2. Trading Armor for Speed: The New Battle Line""; ""3. Obsolete â€?â€?Devastatorsâ€?â€? and Obsolescent â€?â€?Wildcatsâ€?â€?""; ""4. Duds: The Great American Torpedo Scandal""; ""5. Indians and â€?â€?Ringknockersâ€?â€?:Personnel of the Midway Torpedo Squadrons""; ""6. Attack: â€?â€?My God, This Is Just LikeWatching a Movieâ€?â€?""; ""7. â€?â€?The Best-Laid Schemes oâ€? Mice anâ€? Men Gang Aft Agleyâ€?â€?:Command Failures""; ""8. â€?â€?Sorry about Thatâ€?â€?: Survival""
  • ""Appendix 1. Flight Personnel of the Torpedo Squadrons at Midway""""Appendix 2. Chronology of American Torpedo Attacks at Midway""; ""Appendix 3. The Hornet Air Group Course on the Morning of June 4""; ""Appendix 4. Gas Consumption in the TBD""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""
Control code
ocn123021930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128314
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1113j4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123021930
Label
The unknown Battle of Midway : the destruction of the American torpedo squadrons, Alvin Kernan ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""CONTENTS""; ""FOREWORD""; ""PREFACE""; ""1. The Destruction of the American Battle Lineat Pearl Harbor""; ""2. Trading Armor for Speed: The New Battle Line""; ""3. Obsolete â€?â€?Devastatorsâ€?â€? and Obsolescent â€?â€?Wildcatsâ€?â€?""; ""4. Duds: The Great American Torpedo Scandal""; ""5. Indians and â€?â€?Ringknockersâ€?â€?:Personnel of the Midway Torpedo Squadrons""; ""6. Attack: â€?â€?My God, This Is Just LikeWatching a Movieâ€?â€?""; ""7. â€?â€?The Best-Laid Schemes oâ€? Mice anâ€? Men Gang Aft Agleyâ€?â€?:Command Failures""; ""8. â€?â€?Sorry about Thatâ€?â€?: Survival""
  • ""Appendix 1. Flight Personnel of the Torpedo Squadrons at Midway""""Appendix 2. Chronology of American Torpedo Attacks at Midway""; ""Appendix 3. The Hornet Air Group Course on the Morning of June 4""; ""Appendix 4. Gas Consumption in the TBD""; ""NOTES""; ""BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""
Control code
ocn123021930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128314
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1113j4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123021930

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