Squadron 13 and the Big Flying Boats (Hardcover)

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Squadron 13 and the Big Flying Boats (Hardcover)

By Mary Bracho (Editor)

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The PB2Y Coronados-massive, four-engine seaplanes known as the "Big Flying Boats"-were the ride of choice for dignitaries in the Pacific during WWII. A Coronado flew Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox to view the damage suffered by the Pacific Fleet after Pearl Harbor. Admiral Chester Nimitz flew in one to Japan in August 1945 for the signing of the peace treaty. But in the Pacific Theatre, where Naval aviation was the ultimate weapon, the Big Flying Boats were more than just comfortable rides for VIPs. They flew and fought in the heart of the conflict, from Hawaii to the Philippines to Japan. Here, the pilots of the U.S. Navy Squadron 13 Coronados relate their wartime exploits in their own words.
Product Details ISBN: 9781555716462
ISBN-10: 1555716466
Publisher: Hellgate Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2005
Pages: 216
Language: English