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Paddles, the Foibles and Finesse of 1 WW2 Landing Signal Officer (Schiffer 0764300776)

Paddles, the Foibles and Finesse of 1 WW2 Landing Signal Officer  0764300776
Paddles, the Foibles and Finesse of 1 WW2 Landing Signal Officer (Schiffer 0764300776)
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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:WW2
ISBN/Box:0764300776
Publisher/Brand:Schiffer
Author:Harper J.A.
Format:a5
No. Pages:336
Version:Hard cover
Language:English
Availability:only 1 remaining

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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory WW2, ISBN/Box 0764300776, Publisher/Brand Schiffer, Author Harper J.A., Format a5, No. Pages 336, Version Hard cover, Language English

This autographical account of one young naval officer's brief World War II career as a carrier Landing Signal Officer details incidents and anecdotes, from the hilarious to the harrowing, drawn from the author's extemporaneous log, maintained during the advance of the Central Pacific fast carrier force toward the Empire of Japan, 1943-1945. Aircraft numbers are actually drawn from the author's Flight Log Book. Paddles! is an authorative look at aircraft recovery operations aboard the light, fast carrier Belleau Wood, punctuated by excursions into flying exploits outside the nominal scope of LSO duties, and seasoned with mischief and romance ashore. Set in the period of the massive build-up of the carrier, Navy that would destroy the Japanese fleet. Paddles! begins with conversion of a twenty-one year old wet-behind-the-ears ensign from fighter gunnery instructor to senior Landing Signal Officer in just four months, and follows him through twenty-seven months of fast paced air operations in the naval air combat enviornment. Crackling dialogue in the jargon of the time and vivid scene setting combine to submerge the reader in gripping battle action and sensuous romantic encounters-to the heights and depths of a checkered career.



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