|Author:||Eric M Bergerud|
|Title:||Fire In The Sky: The Air War In The South Pacific|
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|ePUB size:||1886 kb|
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|DJVU size:||1934 kb|
|Publisher:||Basic Books; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (April 13, 2001)|
Fire in the Sky is possibly the very best analysis of a major air campaign ever placed in print. Bergerud’s consummate writing style is very entertaining, his skillful use of personal anecdote combined with the detachment of a historian, blend into compelling reading and a truly enjoyable experience. Destined to be the definitive history of the air war in the South Pacific, no serious student of World War Two oraviation can afford not to have this book in their personal library. Indeed the struggle for dominancein the South Pacific began when Japan seized Rabaul northeast of Australia in January 1942.
In the first two years of the Pacific War of World War II, air forces from Japan, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand engaged in a ruthless struggle for superiority in the skies over the Solomon Islands and New Guinea.
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Fire In The Sky book. I appreciated Bergerud's thesis that in the air war with Japan, the Allies eventually overwhelmed the Japanese with quantitative and qualitative superiority, but before the advanced technology was introduced-the F6F Hellcats and F4U Corsairs, the radio and the radar and the proximity fuses, the Essex class aircraft carriers and the Iowa class battleships
This book analyzes in depth the air war between Japan and the Allies in the South Pacific during World War II. The struggle took place on an immense battlefield that included New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands. The period I examine begins in early 1942, when both sides almost simultaneously mounted serious military operations in the area. I end the analysis in early 1944, when the Allies crushed Japanese land-based airpower at the great base at Rabaul, a process completed by May 1944. Their defensive line shattered and their forces greatly weakened by the debacle in the South Pacific, the Japanese were unable to resist the coming onslaught that put the Allies on Tokyo's doorstep just more than a year later. Three years ago I wrote Touched with Fire: The Land War in the South Pacific, which analyzes the brutal ground struggle in the same theater.
Always interested in the war in the South Pacific because my father was a pilot in VP-12 (Black Cats) from 41-45, though patrol squadrons aren't the subject of his book. A lot of the content in Fire in the Sky is great, in many ways a worthy successor to Bergerud's first-rate Touched by Fire and Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning. Even pretty knowledgeable readers will learn a lot from reading this book, and Bergerud presents the air war in a clear, dispassionate, and intelligent manner that really allowed me to understand the conflict in the Pacific at a level that I never had before.
In the first two years of the Pacific War of World War II, air forces from Japan, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand engaged in a ruthless struggle for superiority in the skies over the Solomon Islands and New Guinea. with surviving veterans of all ranks and duties, Eric Bergerud recreates the fabric of the air war as it was fought in the South Pacific. He explores the technology and tactics, the three-dimensional battlefield, and the leadership, living conditions, medical challenges, and morale of the combatants.
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