Nightfighter : Radar Intercept Killer (Hardcover)

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This book examines the development of U.S. radar nightfighting during World War II and the work of Black Mac Magruder in particular. Col. Marion Milton "Black Mac" Magruder, USMC, was a pioneer in Radar Intercept Night Fighting, reconfiguring British technology to include a remote ground control intercept (GCI) radar operator. Magruder''s career led to many accomplishments that reinforced his reputation as an intelligent man and able commander. During WWII, his unit was not only the top-scoring Night Fighter Squadron of the Pacific Theater, but also carried the best safety record and highest combat rate, despite the fact that it arrived 40 days after the Okinawa campaign began. Drawing upon primary sources such as Magruder''s private files, diaries from his squadron, and official military reports, the book describes Magruder''s combat sorties in detail and offers new insight into the evolution of air combat.


Publisher Pelican Pub Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781455615315
SKU 223737220
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1455615315
Release Date 2/28/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.25T
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Editors Note The true story of a legendary aviation commander. This biography of an American hero explores the intricacies of nightfighting during World War II and the specialized training involved. After a three-month crash course, Marion Milton Magruder, USMC, went on to lead the top scoring nightfighter squadron in the Pacific Theatre. Drawing upon primary sources, the author accurately captures the combat stories of Black Mac Magruder and his fellow nightfighters in breathtaking detail.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0303
Publisher Pelican Publishing Company

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