The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign: Naval Fighter Combat from August to November 1942

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Lundstrom (curator, American and military history, Milwaukie Public Museum) presents an account of naval air combat in the Guadalcanal campaign after Midway. He describes actual planes and pilots involved in the battles, and reveals the thoughts and fears of 150 American and Japanese veterans, based on correspondence with the veterans and their families. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action of the fighters, placing them within the context of carrier operations. Includes numerous b&w photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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John B. Lundstrom is Curator Emeritus of History at the Milwaukee Public Museum where he has worked since 1967. He is the author of five books, including Black Shoe Carrier Admiral, The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign and coauthor of Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare.

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