Saturday, October 22, 2011

Army Air Forces WWII: Pacific - Guadalcanal to Saipan by The Air Force Historical Division

Title: The Army Air Forces in World War II Vol. 4: The Pacific: Guadalcanal to Saipan, August 1942 to July 1944
Author: The Air Force Historical Division
Synopsis: This volume deals with the AAF’s part in the struggle against Japan during the critical years of 1942 to 1944. Practical considerations of bookmaking have demanded, in a history of such scope as this, some convenient break in the narrative, and the editors hope to have found in the period herein described a distinct phase of the war as it was fought by the Army’s air forces. That phase began with the enemy’s outward sweep at full flood; it saw, though by almost imperceptible degrees, the slow turn in the tide of war as the Allies checked the forward flow and took the initiative, and then the beginning of the ebb as the Japanese were driven back toward their Inner Empire. As the volume closes, MacArthur’s forces were being readied for the return to the Philippines, and in the Marianas U.S. engineers, still under sniper fire, were preparing the great air bases whence the B-29 could lay under attack the heart of industrial Japan.
Year Published: 1950, Chicago, United States
Format: Clothbound, bookpaper
Size: 9.8 x 6.9 inches
No. of Pages: 824 pages
Condition: Covers are slightly worn due to age; back endpaper is scuffed; pages are fine and crisp with no obvious toning; overall VERY GOOD condition, ex-libris copy.
Weight: 1,700 grams

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HAC Code: 3F0030


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