Monthly Archives: August 2019

Testimony of Pilot (14): Chapter 3 begins – “Where did we get such men?”

Testimony of Pilot# 14 We begin Chapter 3 of testimony with the source of THE question from James Michener.  I remember my parents taking me to see the movie when it first came out. I’ve watched it multiple times since … Continue reading

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1942- The Year of the Aircraft Carrier; Part 13(3) – Guadalcanal -Battle of the Eastern Solomons Conclusions

Blown Slick Series #13 Part 13-3 The Eastern Solomons became the most intensively studied carrier action yet… Despite intensive analysis, the battle as a whole remained a mystery.  Lundstrom Blindman’s Bluff (3) – An Empty Sea After the final near … Continue reading

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1942- The Year of the Aircraft Carrier; Part 13(2) – Guadalcanal -Battle of the Eastern Solomons Continued

Blown Slick Series #13 Part 13-2 To say the least we were in a bad predicament. All of our attack planes were committed on missions with the main enemy force still unlocated and his planes coming in to attack us. … Continue reading

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1942- The Year of the Aircraft Carrier; Part 13 – Guadalcanal – Battle of the Eastern Solomons

Blown Slick Series #13 Part 13-1 Thus begins the day of 23 August, 1942 – Battle of the Eastern Solomons [24–25 August 1942] At breakfast Fletcher read a special Cincpac Ultra message advising that the “Orange striking force” of two Shokaku-class … Continue reading

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1942- The Year of the Aircraft Carrier; Part 12 (4) – Guadalcanal, From the Start, A New and Different Context; Cactus

Blown Slick Series #13 Part 12-4  “…the only place on Earth where you could stand up to your knees in mud and still get dust in your eyes.” Marion Carl First Marine Ace by Roy Grinnell. Capt. Marion Carl over Henderson … Continue reading

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