Midway 1942 by Mark Stille
Turning point in the Pacific (Campaign)

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In 1993 Osprey Publishing released the 30th volume in its now legendary Campaign series, entitled, Midway 1942: Turning Point in the Pacific. Now, 17 years later, Osprey brings readers up-to-date with the latest scholarship on this important Pacific War battle of World War II (1939-1945).
 
The new edition clarifies many of the myths of the battle. For example:
 
- the contention that the Americans were outnumbered (overall true, but not where it mattered between the two carrier forces)
 
- that the Aleutians operation was a diversion for the Midway operation
 
- that the sacrifice of the American torpedo bombers was a key to victory
 
- that the battle resulted in high Japanese aircrew losses
 
- that the battle was a victory of superior intelligence
 
- that the battle was the decisive battle of the Pacific War (Guadalcanal was a much more strategically important victory for the Americans)
 
Campaign 226 gives an accurate order of battle for both sides. It provides a detailed description and critique of the Japanese plan and describes how it had a profound influence on the outcome of the battle. It also provides a fresh description and analysis of the weapons, aircrew, and doctrine of the opposing carrier air arms. The new book has a complete set of new pictures which are keyed to the narrative.
 
Osprey’s crack cartography team has provided three brand-new 3-D “birds-eye-view maps” that help readers visualize the air war like never before. And war illustrator, Howard Gerrard, has turned in three stunning new 2-page battle scenes depicting the attack on the USS Yorktown by Hiryu torpedo planes, the attack on Hiryu by American dive-bombers, and the US attack of Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma.

 

About Mark Stille

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Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer , spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA. The author lives in Virginia, USA.
 
Published June 19, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 96 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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