In the Hands of Fate

In the Hands of Fate

The Story of Patrol Wing Ten, 8 December 1941-11

eBook - 2012
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Patrol Wing Ten was the only U.S. Navy aviation unit to fight the Japanese in the early weeks of World War II, and the daring exploits of its PBY scout-plane pilots offer a dramatic tale of heroism, duty, and controversy. Poorly equipped and dead tired from flying back-to-back patrols with no fighter cover, the men lost sixty-six percent of their aircraft in just eight weeks as they took on an enemy that outnumbered them nearly 1,000 to one. This forceful narrative places the reader right in the midst of their courageous battle. Dwight Messimer's aggressive research on the topic has resulted i.
Publisher: Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781612511757
Characteristics: 1 online resource (368 pages)


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