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Clash of the Carriers

The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II

by Barrett Tillman Author · Joe Barrett Narrator


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The incredible true story of the most spectacular aircraft carrier battle in history-World War II's Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. In June, 1944, American and Japanese carrier fleets made their way toward one another in the Philippine Sea. Their common objective: the strategically vital Marianas Islands. During two days of brutal combat, the American and Japanese carriers dueled, launching wave after wave of fighters and bombers against one another. By day and night, hundreds of planes filled the skies. When it was over, the men of the American Fifth Fleet had claimed more than four hundred aerial combat victories, and three Japanese carriers lay on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Here is the true account of those great and terrible days-by those who were there, in the thick of the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Drawing upon numerous interviews with American and Japanese veterans as well as official sources, Clash of the Carriers is an unforgettable testimonial to the bravery of those who fought and those who died in a battle that will never be forgotten.

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Tantor Media, Inc.
Tantor Audio
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Barrett Tillman (Author)

Barrett Tillman is the author of forty books, including the bestseller Warriors and Clash of the Carriers.

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