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Title:
The little giants : U.S. escort carriers against Japan
Author:
Y'Blood, William T., 1937-
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Publication Information:
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 1999.

©1987
Physical Description:
xii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557509802
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Book

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The substantial accomplishments of the U.S. Navy?s mini-carriers in such battles as Leyte Gulf, Guadalcanal, the Marianas, and Okinawa never gained the attention given the fast carriers, but there is little question that their vital operations played an important role in the Pacific campaign. These remarkably versatile vessels--called CVEs, baby flattops, and even jeeps--hunted submarines, escorted convoys, provided air support, and performed dozens of other tasks that are vividly described in this book. Based on interviews with the CVE crewmen and on war diaries, ship histories, and other documents, it tells a moving story of escort carrier operations, from the work of the first CVEs to their final assignment transporting GIs home after the war. Seldom-seen photographs add to this fascinating portrait of the little giants.


Author Notes

William Thomas Y'Blood (1937 - 2003)an American World War II historian was a USAF B-47 pilot and historian for the Office of Air Force History in Washington, D.C., and notable as the author of eight books that have been translated into ten languages. His collection of research materials were a source of help in the writing of his books.