World War II At Night

The World War II At Night Group will discuss The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal by Stephen Moore (Dutton, $17.00). November 1942: Japanese and American forces fight for control of Guadalcanal, a small but pivotal island in the South Pacific.  A small group of U.S. Navy dive-bombers is called upon to help determine the island's fate. When their carriers are lost, they are forced to operate from Henderson Field, a small dirt-and-gravel airstrip on Guadalcanal. They hold the line against Japanese air assaults, warship bombardments, and sniper attacks from the jungle. When the Japanese launch a final offensive to take the island, these dive-bombers answer the call of duty--turning back an enemy warship armada, fighter planes, and a convoy of troop transports.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451473769
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Published: Dutton Caliber - November 1st, 2016