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Fist from the Sky : Japan's Dive-bomber Ace of World War II (Paperback)

Author: Smith, Peter C.

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Lieutenant Commander Takashige Egusa was one of the Imperial Japanese Navy's most skillful and influential dive-bomber pilots. He led an attack force against Pearl Harbor, calmly circling his special flame-red Aichi dive bomber before selecting his target. Assaults on the deadly gun batteries of Wake Island followed, as well as air support for the invasion of Ambon. Badly burned at Midway, Egusa return to duty, only to be killed on his final mission. As one Japanese officer said, "He was the 'God of Dive-Bombing.'" Fully placed in historical context and backed by a wealth of detail from archives, family records, photographs, and memories of contemporaries, the full story of Egusa's bravery, leadership qualities and illustrious career come to life.

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Publisher Stackpole Books
Mfg Part# 9780811733304
SKU 202453456
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0811733300
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Stackpole Books
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