Fist from the Sky: Japan's Dive-bomber Ace of World War II

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - Počet stran: 272
  • Fascinating look from the Japanese side at Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway
  • Fully authorized account including contemporary interviews with those that flew with Lt. Cdr. Egusa

Lieutenant Commander Takashige Egusa was one of the Imperial Japanese Navy's most skillful and influential dive-bomber pilots. He led an attack force against Pearl Harbor, calmly circling his special flame-red Aichi dive bomber before selecting his target. Assaults on the deadly gun batteries of Wake Island followed, as well as air support for the invasion of Ambon. Badly burned at Midway, Egusa returned to duty, only to be killed on his final mission. As one Japanese officer said, "He was the 'God of Dive-Bombing.'" Fully placed in historical context and backed by a wealth of detail from archives, family records, photographs, and memories of contemporaries, the full story of Egusa's bravery, leadership qualities, and illustrious career comes to life.

 

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Acknowledgements
9
Egusas Childhood
23
Early Naval Life
42
To Distant Lands
68
The Blossoming of Japanese Naval Aviation
87
The War in China
101
Courtship and Marriage
134
The Desperate Gamble Pearl Harbor
160
Through the Southern Oceans
177
Carnage in the Indian Ocean
192
The Last Sortie
220
Epilogue
239
Bibliography
262
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Peter C. Smith is a well-known authority on the history of dive-bombing and is the author of over sixty naval history books that are published on four continents. He currently lives with his wife and two Labradors in Bedfordshire, England.

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