Santa Cruz 1942: Carrier duel in the South Pacific - Campaign 247 (Paperback)
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Santa Cruz 1942: Carrier duel in the South Pacific - Campaign 247 (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 20/09/2012
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Despite myth, the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway but survived to still prove a threat in the Pacific Theater. Nowhere was this clearer than in the battle of Santa Cruz of October 1942. The stalemate on the ground in the Guadalcanal campaign led to the major naval forces of both belligerents becoming inexorably more and more involved in the fighting, each seeking to win the major victory that would open the way for a breakthrough on land as well. The Japanese were able to gain a tactical victory at Santa Cruz and came very close to scoring a strategic victory, but they paid a very high price in aircraft and aircrew that prevented them from following up their victory. In terms of their invaluable aircrew, the battle was much more costly than even Midway and had a serious impact on the ability of the Japanese to carry out carrier warfare in a meaningful manner.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781849086059
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"If you want insight into an operation that has not really had that much 'press, ' and you want a fascinating read, then this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I'm sure you will as well." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (November 2012)

"Artwork by Howard Gerrard, campaign maps and 80 historic photographs complement this superlative account." --Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (July 2013)

..".provides a fine history of the carrier battle of 1942 and tells how the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway, but was rebuilt in time to join the Guadalcanal campaign." --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review

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