New PDF release: Hunter-Killer: U.S. Escort Carriers in the Battle of the

By William T. Y'Blood

ISBN-10: 1591149959

ISBN-13: 9781591149958

The pursuit of German U-boats within the conflict of the Atlantic has lengthy been certainly one of the main intriguing tales of global warfare II. This definitive research takes readers into the cockpits and onto the flight decks of the flexible and hardy U.S. escort providers (CVEs) to inform in their important, but little-known contribution to the anti-U-boat crusade. crusing except the Allied convoys, the CVE captains had entire freedom of motion and regularly took their ships on "hunt and kill" missions opposed to the enemy. The German submarines have been allowed no respite and no position to chill with no the phobia of discovery.

World conflict II historian William Y'Blood explains that during the eighteen months among the spring of 1943, while the escort providers started to prowl the Atlantic, to November 1944, the typical variety of U-boats in day-by-day operation was once diminished from 108 to a trifling 31. even though land-based airplane, a variety of help teams, and the convoy approach itself helped win the conflict of the Atlantic, the escort provider teams' impact was once profound. as well as documenting the escort vendors' interesting operational historical past, the writer additionally lines the CVE's improvement and building and examines its tactical and strategic uses.

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