Wildcat Aces of World War II
100 page book.
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About this book
Arguably the most important piston-engined single-seat fighter design ever to see service with the US Navy and Marine Corps, the aesthetically inelegant F4F Wildcat achieved much acclaim during its bloody frontline career. Thrown into combat at Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal, the handful of Wildcat units of the Navy and Marine Corps took on large numbers of fighters and bombers and came out victorious. On the European front, the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm also put the fighter to effective use from escort carriers, protecting Atlantic convoys from Luftwaffe attacks.
- Pre-War Naval Aviation and Early Campaigns
- On the Offensive
- Torch and Leader
- The Eastern Wildcat
- Fleet Air Arm
- Victory Credits and Wildcat Evaluation
Paperback; April 1995; 100 pages; ISBN: 9781855324862