Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators Who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway

Author(s): Stephen L. Moore

Overseas Military

Sunday, December 7, 1941, dawned clear and bright over the Pacific. But for the Dauntless dive-bomber crews of the USS Enterprise returning to their home base on Oahu, it was a morning from hell. Flying directly into the Japanese ambush at Pearl Harbour, they lost a third of their squadron and witnessed the heart of America's Navy, broken and smouldering on the oil-slicked waters below. The next six months, from Pearl Harbour to the Battle of Midway, a dark time during which the Japanese scored victory after victory, this small band of aviators saw almost constant deployment.


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"Deeply researched and well far the most detailed account of USS "Enterprise"'s dive-bombers, and their decisive role at the Battle of Midway."--Jonathan Parshall, coauthor of "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway " "[A] heartfelt tribute to the SBD pilots and radiomen...a valuable contribution to the history of the Pacific War."--John B. Lundstrom, author of "The First Team"

Stephen L. Moore, a sixth-generation Texan, graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he studied advertising, marketing, and journalism. He is the author of multiple books on World War II and Texas history, including "Taming Texas," a biography of his great-great-great grandfather William T. Sadler, who was one of the first Texas Ranger captains in the 1830s. Steve lives north of Dallas in Lantana, Texas, with his wife, Cindy, and their three children.

General Fields

  • : 9780451465535
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : New American Library
  • : 0.435
  • : June 2015
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : July 2015
  • : books

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  • : Stephen L. Moore
  • : 448
  • : 940.5426699
  • : Paperback
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