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Clash of the Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II

Clash of The Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II - Barrett Tillman, Stephen Coonts As Good as it gets in Narrative histories covering specific battles. Contains those little extra details that military history buffs eat up. Like:

Those coughing gouts of smoke when A propeller starts? A starter cartridge that fires to start the motor rotating.
or the delicate manuevers required when rescuing a downed pilot by submarine. (it's not as easy as you might think.)

If I had any quibbles it would be that Tillman occasionally uses military slang that he does not explain.
Just about perfect.