A dawn like thunder: the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight

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Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These 35 American men--many flying outmoded aircraft--changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most decorated naval air squadron, while suffering the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history. Mrazek paints moving portraits of the men in the squadron, and exposes a shocking cover-up that cost many lives. Filled with thrilling scenes of battle, betrayal, and sacrifice, A DAWN LIKE THUNDERis destined to become a classic in the literature of World War II.
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9780316021395
140012879
9781400128792
9780316134965
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subject_facet Electronic books, United States. -- Navy. -- Torpedo Squadron 8, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States
title_display A dawn like thunder : the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight
title_full A dawn like thunder : the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight / Robert Mrazek, A dawn like thunder : the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight [electronic resource] / Robert Mrazek
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