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USS Iowa (BB-61):
The Story of “The Big Stick" from 1940 to the Present
David Doyle
• Chronicles the construction, launch, commissioning, and operations of the
USS
Iowa
from 1940 to today
• Illustratedwith scarce archival photographs fromdiverse collections, including
previously unpublished images
• Includes coverage of
Iowa’s
current use as a museum ship in Los Angeles,
California
The USS
Iowa
(BB-61) was the lead ship in the United States Navy’s last,
and most battle-worthy, battleship class, which also included the
New Jersey
,
Wisconsin
, and
Missouri
. This volume explores
Iowa’s
design, construction,
launching, and commissioning, as well as its extensive wartime activities in both
World War II and Korea. Also covered are its post-Korea years in the reserve
“mothball fleet,”recommissioning in 1984, and coverage of the tragic 1989 turret
explosion that killed forty-seven sailors.The carefully researched photos, many
of which have never before been published, are reproduced in remarkable clarity,
and coupledwith descriptive and informative captions, this book puts the reader
on the deck of this historic warship throughout her history.
Author of over 100books,
DavidDoyle
was presented theBart Vanderveen
Award, recognizing, “…the individual who has contributed themost to the
historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide” in 2015 by theMilitary
Vehicle Preservation Association.
Size: 9" × 9" • 277 color and b/w photos • 128 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5417-5 • hard cover • $19.99
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USS Yorktown (CV-5):
From Design and Construction to the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway
David Doyle
• Concise history of the design, development, and deployment
• Chronicles the operations of the
Yorktown
in WWII until her loss at Midway
• Illustrated with scarce archival photographs from diverse collections, including previously unpublished images
USS
Yorktown
(CV-5) was the US Navy’s first battle-worthy, purpose-built aircraft carrier. Her crew, already accustomed to
wartime conditions bymaintainingNeutralityPatrols during 1941 in theAtlantic, quickly adapted to the PacificTheater, having
been dispatched there immediately after Pearl Harbor. First at Coral Sea, then atMidway,
Yorktown’s
flyers blunted the sword of
Japanese aggression. The men flying from her decks were instrumental in turning the tide of WWII in the Pacific. This volume
explores
Yorktown’s
construction, prewar, andwartime activities through carefully researchedphotos, many of whichhave never
beforebeenpublished,whicharereproducedinremarkableclarity.Thisclarity,andthe largesizeofmanyofthephotos,coupled
with descriptive and informative captions, puts the reader on the deck of this historic warship throughout her history.
Size: 9" × 9" • 180 b/w photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5288-1 • hard cover • $19.99
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