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William T. Y'Blood (1937–2006)

Autor(a) de The Little Giants: U.S. Escort Carriers Against Japan

7 Works 259 Membros 4 Reviews

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Obras de William T. Y'Blood

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1937-11-12
Data de falecimento
2006-12-16
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Ocupação
airline pilot

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I found this a good description of an important WWII Pacific battle. The maps are not the best feature of the book, but the insights are well phrased. Both Commanders entered the fight with misconceptions, and the USN had much better results given the set of misconceptions in the commander's' minds.
The battle missed being a complete destruction of the IJN, and the USN's handling of the battle failed to capitalize on its offensive ability. But it was a victory, and allowed the completion of the basic American plan for the campaign.… (mais)
 
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DinadansFriend | 1 outra resenha | Feb 28, 2014 |
Good overview with much information from fliers and others that participated.
½
 
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jamespurcell | 1 outra resenha | Feb 28, 2013 |
One of the solid, well written book that the late William Y'Blood wrote on Naval Operations in WWII. This one is about the Escort Carrier (CVE) effort in the Pacific. He also wrote one on the CVE effort in the Atlantic, equally well written.
 
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kaki5231 | 1 outra resenha | Aug 31, 2012 |
The fleet carriers get all the glory, but the story of the escort carriers is also interesting. Of course, this includes another retelling of the Action off Samar.

There were contemporary complaints that - having been built as merchant ships - the CVEs' equipment and fittings - and even the welding - were not milspec. Most of them were in commission for scarcely three years.
½
 
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AsYouKnow_Bob | 1 outra resenha | Dec 25, 2008 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
7
Membros
259
Popularidade
#88,671
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
4
ISBNs
19

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