The Unknown Battle of Midway

Describes the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons during the Battle of Midway and discusses the reasons for their downfall, including running out of gas, having malfunctioning torpedoes, and using inexperienced pilots.

Author: Alvin B. Kernan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109894

Category: History

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Describes the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons during the Battle of Midway and discusses the reasons for their downfall, including running out of gas, having malfunctioning torpedoes, and using inexperienced pilots.
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The Battle of Midway

The sailor on the Enterprise was Alvin Kernan, in The Unknown Battle of Midway:
The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons (New Haven, CT: Yale
University Press, 2005), 73. Robert J. Mrazek, A Dawn Like Thunder: The True
Story ...

Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199315987

Category: History

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"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2013"--Title page verso.
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The Battle of Midway

This book includes some basic information for the more general reader in the USA, Japan or Great Britain, to whom for many the war at sea in the Pacific between 1941 and 1945 still remains largely unknown and unstudied"--Author's note.

Author: Peter Charles Smith

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN: 1873376537

Category: History

Page: 192

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"It is doubtful whether the full and complete story of the Battle of the Midway will ever be told. Such is the complexity of modern naval warfare, and especially the air/sea battles. Midway was a confusing battle, fought across the International Dateline, and, despite the enormous flood of writing on it, many points of detail remain open to differing interpretations ... This book includes some basic information for the more general reader in the USA, Japan or Great Britain, to whom for many the war at sea in the Pacific between 1941 and 1945 still remains largely unknown and unstudied"--Author's note.
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Enterprise

29 29 30 30 30 31 32 32 32 pAGE 33 34 34 34 35 35 36 36 36 37 37 37 39 39 “
Officers and enlisted”: Smith, Midway, 131. “Few enlisted men”: Alvin kernan, The
Unknown Battle of Midway (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2005), 57.

Author: Barrett Tillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439190890

Category: History

Page: 320

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This is the epic and heroic story of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and of the courageous men who fought and died on her from Pearl Harbor to the end of the conflict. Acclaimed military historian Barrett Tillman recounts the World War II exploits of America’s most decorated warship and its colorful crews— tales of unmatched daring and heroism.
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Co ed Combat

The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo
Squadrons. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Kersten, K. (2001). Mixed-sex
wrestling is a step back from equality and sense. Star Tribune (Minneapolis),
January ...

Author: Kingsley Browne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101217849

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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A scholar makes a definitive, controversial argument against women in combat More than 155,000 female troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. And more than seventy of those women have died. While that’s a small fraction of all American casualties, those deaths exceed the number of military women who died in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War combined. Clearly, women in combat isn’t a theoretical issue anymore. Women now fly combat aircraft and serve on warships. Even the remaining all-male corners of the military are blurring the lines in Iraq. And for many advocates, this trend is considered progress—toward a better, “gender neutral” military. Co-ed Combat makes the opposite case, based on research in anthropology, biology, history, psychology, sociology, and law, as well as military memoirs. It asks hard questions that challenge the assumptions of feminists.For instance: Has warfare really changed so much as to reverse the almost unanimous history of all-male armed forces? Are men and women really equivalent in combat skills, even leaving aside physical strength? Do female troops respond to traditional types of motivations? Can the bonds of unit cohesion form in a co-ed military unit? Can an all-volunteer military afford to reject women? This is a controversial book, likely to draw a passionate response from both conservatives and liberals.
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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line conveys the realities of a sailor's life on a wartime carrier, relating the inveterate routines along with the moments of sheer terror that mobilized boys into fighting men.

Author: Alvin Kernan

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 155750461X

Category: History

Page: 173

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Amid the host of personal memoirs published about World War II, Kernan's stands out as the classic description of an enlisted man's perspective of the great age of aircraft carriers. Crossing the Line conveys the realities of a sailor's life on a wartime carrier, relating the inveterate routines along with the moments of sheer terror that mobilized boys into fighting men. Kernan writes with unerring honesty of the enlisted man's struggle to survive with honor; the poor equipment, faulty tactics, and petty rules; the loneliness as well as the congenial interludes with crew mates; the escape sought in barroom brawls and brothels during liberty.
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Midway Inquest

Midway : The Battle That Doomed Japan , ed . Clarke K ... Kaigun Kokutai
Shimatsuki ( Sento - hen ) ( Short History of Naval Air Force : Battle volume ) . ...
The Unknown Battle of Midway : The Destruction of the American Torpedo
Squadrons .

Author: Dallas Woodbury Isom

Publisher: Twentieth-Century Battles

ISBN: UOM:39015068802423

Category: History

Page: 408

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The definitive account of Midway and the causes for the Japanese defeat
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No Right to Win

In one of them , The Unknown Battle of Midway , he gives us a very insightful look
into the persona of the typical U . S . Navy sailor at the start of the war : In the
early days of the war almost all enlisted men were from blue collar , low or lower
 ...

Author: Ronald Russell

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89082356130

Category: History

Page: 356

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In 1942, one of the most powerful naval forces in history descended upon the tiny atoll of Midway, 1100 miles northwest of Hawaii. The Japanese intent was to lure America's badly depleted Pacific Fleet into the open where it would be overwhelmed, forcing the U.S. to end the Pacific War on Japanese terms. But it didn't happen that way. Through an amazing combination of skill, courage, and especially luck, U.S. not only prevailed at Midway but delivered to the enemy a crushing defeat that instantly changed the course of the war. No Right to Win is a fresh look at the great battle, focusing entirely on first-hand accounts by Midway veterans and the understandings that can be derived from them. Included are many of their anecdotes and revelations that compel a rethinking of some of the battle's most entrenched understandings. Could the defenders on the atoll have repulsed a Japanese invasion? Did an aircraft carrier captain falsify his after-action report? Were the Japanese about to invade Hawaii? Did the battle impact the D-Day landings in Normandy? No Right to Win explores those intriguing questions and much more in a wide-ranging examination of the twentieth century's most important naval battle.
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America History and Life

Reviews Jonathan B . Parshall and Anthony P . Tully ' s Shallered Sword : The
Untold Story of the Battle of Midway ( 2005 ) and Alvin B . Kernan ' s The
Unknown Battle of Midway : The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons
( 2005 ) ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133520705

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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Flypast

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TESTING TOP GUNS The UNKNOWN BATTLE OF MIDWAY : The Destruction of
the American Torpedo Squadrons by Alvin Kernan Little known aspect of the
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ISBN: IND:30000117508170

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Pacific Payback

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 ...

Author: Stephen L. Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101633359

Category: History

Page: 448

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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. The next six months, from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Midway—a dark time during which the Japanese scored victory after victory—this small band of aviators saw almost constant deployment, intense carrier combat, and fearsome casualties. Many 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. In June 1942, Japan mobilized the best of its Navy to draw out the smaller American carrier fleet for a final showdown designed to destroy the U.S. Navy once and for all. What they didn’t anticipate was the gutsy dive-bombing pilots and gunners whose courage and skill would 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. INCLUDES PHOTOS
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Midway

That day the Hollywood , not everyone engaged in a battle is a Superman .
Hornet signal was very weak ... Alvin Kernan , The Unknown Battle of Midway ;
The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons . 85 . Kernan ' s style
reminded ...

Author: Peter Charles Smith

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: UOM:39015074073233

Category: History

Page: 358

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This is an in-depth study of the battle of Midway that reviews the many previous accounts and compares their accuracy and veracity with fresh documentation that has been released recently, including some new material on the postwar analysis made by a select committee. There are new viewpoints on the muddle among the US Admirals; the total failure of the USAAF, despite elaborate claims; views on a whitewash of Admiral Nimitz and others; fresh thinking on the part played by the US Navy Dauntless dive-bombers in the action; the mystery of the battleship Saratoga's presence; Hollywood's totally wrong take on the battle in all the films since made about it; some new eyewitness material the author has obtained and information from Japanese sources not previously used.
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The Unknown American Revolution

The two forts, lying midway between New York City and Quebec, controlled the
trade route from the Atlantic Ocean through ... The vicious battle that now
occurred on the Charlestown peninsula across the Charles River from Boston
settled the ...

Author: Gary B. Nash

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627057

Category: History

Page: 544

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In this audacious recasting of the American Revolution, distinguished historian Gary Nash offers a profound new way of thinking about the struggle to create this country, introducing readers to a coalition of patriots from all classes and races of American society. From millennialist preachers to enslaved Africans, disgruntled women to aggrieved Indians, the people so vividly portrayed in this book did not all agree or succeed, but during the exhilarating and messy years of this country's birth, they laid down ideas that have become part of our inheritance and ideals toward which we still strive today.
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The Unknown Dead

Civilians in the Battle of the Bulge Peter Schrijvers ... The tiny village lay tucked in
the forests midway between Houffalize to the southwest and Gouvy to the
northeast. Henri Collette had risen long before the feeble sun. As dawn gathered
its ...

Author: Peter Schrijvers

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813172088

Category: History

Page: 464

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Traditional histories of the hard-fought Battle of the Bulge routinely include detailed lists of the casualties suffered by American, British, and German troops. Conspicuously lacking in most accounts, however, are references to the civilians in Belgium and Luxembourg who lost their lives in the same battle. Yet the most reliable current estimates calculate at approximately three thousand. the number of civilians who perished during the six weeks of fighting. Telling the stories of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of war, The Unknown Dead surveys this crucial battle and its consequences from an entirely new perspective. Renowned historian Peter Schrijvers, a native Belgian, describes in vivid detail the horrific war crimes committed by German military units on the front lines and by Nazi security services behind the battle lines, as well as the devastating effects of Allied responses to the enemy threat, including massive bombings of small towns. During the offensive, inhabitants of the villages of this region of Belgium lived in a state of chaos. Countless men, women, and children were killed in cold blood for aiding American soldiers, and the GIs themselves were often highly suspicious of German-speaking Belgians. Local services ground to a halt, and citizens formed volunteer groups to obtain water and meet other basic needs. Even after the violence had ended and the postwar reconstruction had begun, the small communities remained in turmoil. The countryside was dotted with abandoned land mines and explosives, and the emotional tension between civilians and battle hardened veterans often took years to dissipate. Based on recently discovered sources including numerous personal testimonies, municipal and parish records, and findings of the Belgian War Crimes Commission, The Unknown Dead vividly recounts the experiences of innocents in the violence of one of World War II’s seminal battles.
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The Second World War The Japanese war 1941 1945

Kernan , A . ( 2006 ) , The Unknown Battle of Midway . The Destruction of ...
Linenthal E . T . and T . Engelhardt ( eds ) ( 1996 ) , History Wars : The Enola Gay
and Other Battles for the American Past , New York : Metropolitan Books . Lyman
, R ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129852286

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 562

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World War II defined the 20th century and shaped the contemporary world; from the decolonization of Africa to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. This work offers an overview of this complex and volatile era, taking into account the political, economic and social factors, as well as military circumstances of the road to war and its consequences.
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The Battle of Midway

Then , with Fletcher in overall command , the combined task forces were to steam
northeast of Midway and await ... If the presence of Task Forces 16 and 17
remains unknown to the enemy , we should be able to make surprise flank
attacks on ...

Author: Irving Werstein

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105080729036

Category: Midway, Battle of, 1942

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Maps and diagrams illustrate this minute-by-minute account of the struggle between Japanese and American navies off Midway Atoll, June 4-7, 1942. Grades 5-8.
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Buyer s Guide

10867-2 $35.00 The Unknown Battle of Midway The Destruction of the American
Torpedo Squadrons Alvin Kernan 22 illus. 10989-X $26.00 Music Composers'
Voices from Ives to Ellington An Oral History of American Music Vivian Perlis and
 ...

Author: William White

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ISBN: UVA:X030048035

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Choice

10980-6 $ 40.00 Composers ' Voices The Unknown Battle of Midway from Ives to
Ellington The Destruction of the American Torpedo An Oral History of American
Music Squadrons Vivian Perlis and Libby Van Cleve Alvin Kernan 109 illus .

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ISBN: UOM:49015003117364

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Library Journal

... 10 b / w + 268 color illus . 10799-4 $ 40.00 The Hudson A History Tom Lewis
33 illus . + 40 maps 10424-3 $ 30.00 Dwelling Place A Plantation Epic Erskine
Clarke 25 illus . 10867-2 $ 35.00 The Unknown Battle of Midway The Destruction
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Author: Melvil Dewey

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ISBN: UOM:39015063398203

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Program of the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

... of Military History DREAMS OF PEACE AND FREEDOM Utopian Moments in
the Twentieth Century Jay Winter THE UNKNOWN BATTLE OF MIDWAY The
Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons Alvin Kernan Yale Library of
Military ...

Author: American Historical Association. Meeting

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ISBN: UOM:39015074916126

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