Osprey Series - The USS?LANGLEY, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Its introduction was the first step in a new direction for the USN and for naval warfare in general. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to WWII, including their aircraft and weaponry. It describes their various successes and losses, such as Midway, Coral Sea and the battle of the Philippine Sea and the Operation Torch landings.
Format: BookAuthor(s): Mark E Stille