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Description - Pacific Payback by Stephen L Moore

Sunday, December 7, 1941, dawned clear and bright over the Pacific . . .

But for the Dauntless dive-bomber crews of the USS Enterprise returning to their home base on Oahu, it was a morning from hell. Flying directly into the Japanese ambush at Pearl Harbor, they lost a third of their squadron and witnessed the heart of America's Navy broken and smoldering on the oil-slicked waters below.
Over the next six months - as the Japanese scored victory after victory - many of this small band of aviators were killed by enemy Zero fighters, antiaircraft fire, or deadly crash landings in the Pacific, while others were captured and spent years in POW camps. Yet the Enterprise's Dauntless crews would be the first to strike an offensive blow against Japanese installations in the Marshall Islands, would be the first to sink a Japanese warship, and would shepherd the Doolittle Raiders' bombing of Tokyo.
Not until Midway, though, would Dauntless crews get the chance to settle the score...and change the course of World War II.

Drawing on dozens of new interviews and oral histories, author Stephen L. Moore brings to life inspiring stories of individual sacrifice and bravery-and the sweeping saga of one of America's greatest triumphs.

' A heartfelt tribute to the SBD pilots and radiomen . . . a valuable contribution to the history of the Pacific War.' John B. Lundstrom, author of The First Team

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780451465535
ISBN-10: 0451465539
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 438
Imprint: New American Library
Publisher: New American Library
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen L Moore

Stephen L. Moore, a sixth-generation Texan, graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he studied advertising, marketing, and journalism. He is the author of multiple books on World War II and Texas history, including Taming Texas, a biography of his great-great-great grandfather William T. Sadler, who was one of the first Texas Ranger captains in the 1830s. Steve lives north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas, with his wife, Cindy, and their three children.

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