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U.S. Naval Aviation in the Pacific: A Critical Review

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U.S. Naval Aviation in the Pacific: A Critical Review
  • Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy, 1947
    • 61 pages
    • 10 photos
    • 4 charts
    • 2 maps
  • Free PDF file download
This review was prepared by officers on duty in the Operations Division, including Air Combat Intelligence officers with extensive service in the Pacific.
     It was intended to analyze the relation between air and sea power and was based upon the experience of naval aviation in the war against Japan as recorded in the files of the Navy Department.
  • Preface
  • Mission and Organization of Naval Aviation
  • Components and Weapons of Naval Aviation
  • Special Aspects of the Air War
  • The Japanese Offensive: Pearl Harbor to Midway
  • Offensive-Defensive: Guadalcanal to Bougainville
  • The United States Offensive: Tarawa to Tokyo
  • Tactical Effectiveness of Naval Aviation
  • Lessons Learned

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