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Fighter squadron at Guadalcanal

by Max Brand [pseudonym]

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands),
  • Solomon Islands,
  • Guadalcanal.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation -- History.,
    • United States. Marine Fighter Squadron, 212th -- History.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Solomon Islands -- Guadalcanal.,
    • Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) -- History, Military.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementMax Brand.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD790 .B65 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 231 p. :
      Number of Pages231
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL966514M
      ISBN 101557500886
      LC Control Number96002902
      OCLC/WorldCa34663135

      No Fighter Squadron, RNZAF, took part in the fighting around Guadalcanal in , supported the invasion of Vella Lavella, the campaigns on Bougainville and the long campaign to neutralise Rabaul. It ended the war providing fighter cover on Los Negros, the . All books set in Solomon Islands on Mappit's literary map. We found books set in Solomon Islands. The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign: Naval Fighter Combat from August to November by John B. Lundstrom. Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal by Max Brand. No recommendations yet. Japanese Destroyer Captain.

      No Fighter Squadron, RNZAF, took part in the fighting in the South Pacific, serving on Guadalcanal, during the invasions of New Georgia and Bougainville and the long campaigns to neutralise Rabaul and Kavieng. No Fighter Squadron was formed at the Fighter OTU at Ohakea in April The battle at Guadalcanal marked the first American offensive of World War II and was fought on land, at sea, and in the air. For six months the Americans and the Japanese clashed in brutal warfare that escalated to unimagined levels of sustained violence. 50 photographs; 30 maps.5/5(2).

      I had just finished reading the book "Fighter Squadron over Guadalcanal" by Max Brand, and I found myself thinking the same thoughts that I had had when I had read "The Cactus Air Force" so many years ago. What the men on Guadalcanal went through is hard to imagine for those who were not there. Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon Islands. Desc: Guadalcanal is the principal island in Guadalcanal Province of the Solomon Islands, located in the south-western Pacific, northeast of is the largest island in the Solomon Islands by area, and the second by population. The island is mainly covered in dense tropical rainforest and has a mountainous interior.


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I'll be honest. I couldn't finish this book. I started it at least three times, but found it tedious and easy to put down each time. I bought FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL because I enjoyed reading a few Max Brand westerns as a kid, and, since I generally /5(22).

This book is a snap shot in time from the mouths of the Marines who made the history of Guadalcanal. The author compiled the story of the legendary th Marine Fighter Squadron by interviewing members of the squadron on leave in California/5(5).

A very interesting read, decades in publishing. This book was written by Max Brand, his nom de plume, he was Fredrick Faust, a WWII war correspondent deployed with VMF which was the 1st Marine fighter squadron on Guadacanal as the island was taken/5.

Cactus Squadrons: Guadalcanal, August – February ; U.S. Army Air Forces (). "Pacific Counterblow: The 11th Bombardment Group and the 67th Fighter Squadron in the Battle for Guadalcanal".

Wings at War (Reissue ed.). Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, IntelligenceGarrison/HQ: Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon. Get this from a library. Fighter squadron at Guadalcanal. [Max Brand] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Max Brand. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Marine Fighter Fighter squadron at Guadalcanal book, th\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.

Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal, by Max Brand, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., $ Max Brand, a well-known s novelist and author of Destry Rides Again, Dr. Kildare and many other stories, wrote his only nonfiction book in early Author: Historynet Staff. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

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Before he headed overseas as a correspondent during World War II, Frederick Faust interviewed members of the th Marine Fighter Squadron about their experiences during the battle for the South Pacific island of : Historynet Staff.

Operation Vengeance was the name given to the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Navy on Apduring the Solomon Islands campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War to, commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was killed on Bougainville Island when his transport bomber aircraft was shot down by United Location: Bougainville in the South Pacific.

Half a century after his death, Max Brand remains one of the most popular writers of Westerns. But only now has his one non-fiction work become available: a stirring account of the th Marine Fighter Squadron's operations at Guadalcanal in 3/5(1). Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal by Max Brand starting at $ Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal has 3 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

While tens of thousands of words have been written about the Guadalcanal campaign, one of the pivotal battles of the Pacific War, the few notations scrawled on the paged of the Aviators Flight Log Book of Captain Marion Carl, one the Marine Corps’ legendary fighter pilots, offer a revealing glimpse of combat with the “Cactus Air Force.”.

Pacific Counterblow tells the story of the Battle for Guadalcanal (), focusing on the operations of the 11th Bombardment Group and the 67th Fighter Squadron. Months after the devastation of Pearl Harbor, U.S. forces had crushed the Japanese fleet Reviews: 1. Robert L. Ferguson, a member of the 67th Fighter Squadron, kept a diary of his duty at Henderson Field during this period.

He subsequently authored the book Guadalcanal: The Island of Fire, in which Ferguson described the mission of the 67th Squadron, at. This book is just like what the title says, the author goes through every Marine fighter squadron from the beginning of WWII to the end.

He goes into detail were each were station on what islands and how some squadrons were very successful but were broken up because they needed more fighter pilots and the newer squadrons needed to be run by experienced men/5.

VMF The other early-arriving fighter squadron of the Cactus Air Force, landing at Henderson Field Aug. 30, It had been organized on May 1, in the post-Pearl Harbor expansion of Marine air. fought at Guadalcanal for two months, rotating home on Nov.

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Barrett Tillman. Specialty Corsairs credited cruise David McCampbell days later destroyed Doug Baker Essex Established Disestablished F4U Corsair February Fighter Aces fighter squadron Fighting FitRon five Fleming flew flying Formosa four Guadalcanal Harris Hellcats Hornet Jan 45 Deployment Jan 4/5(1).

18 April Acting on Top Secret decrypted radio traffic, eighteen Lockheed PG Lightning twin-engine fighters of the th Fighter Squadron, th Fighter Group, 13th Air Force, flew the longest interception mission of World War II—over miles ( kilometers)—from their base at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands to Bougainville.

AAF units on Guadalcanal worked with the ground forces in much the same manner as had the old 67th Fighter Squadron. Better planes were available: P's for escort, P's for the middle air, and P's for escort and ground strafing.

If a particularly stubborn enemy strongpoint were encountered, the B's might be called on Fighter Squadron used previously unreleased aerial combat color footage shot by William Wyler for his documentary, Thunderbolt! (). Additional location shooting took place at Van Nuys Airport, California.

Fighter Squadron is fictitious, but is based on the exploits of the fighter groups based in England before the Normandy by: Max Steiner.This Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by the Journals at U.S. Naval War College Digital Commons.

It has been accepted for McLellan and Brand: Fighter Squadron at Guadalcanal Published by U.S. Naval War College Digital Commons, 2 Naval War College Review, Vol. 51 [], No.

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