By Paul Kemp
An illustrated paintings protecting the naval component of global conflict II. the topic is mentioned based on kind of motion, together with fleet activities, provider battle, submarine war, coastal forces and specified forces. The booklet additionally includes illustrations of existence at sea and give up ceremonies.
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Above, left: The forward end of Saratoga's flight deck, showing two Hellcat aircraft and the remains of a third. Saratoga was struck by four bombs and two Kamikazes while providing air support for the Marines ashore. Below: The USS Franklin on fire after being struck by a Japanese Kamikaze dUring operations off Okinawa on 19 March 1945. A total of 832 personnel died in or after the attack and only damage control of a high order saved the ship. As the American advance neared Japan the carriers were called upon to act as floating airfields in support of amphibious operations - and in so doing they became exposed to Japanese suicide attacks and suffered accordingly.
Here aircraft from HMS Searcher and Trumpeter attack German shipping near Narvik on 4 May 1945 - the Fleet Air Arm's last operation in home waters. Above: The MAC (Merchant Aircraft Carrier) was another ingenious solution to the 36 CARRIER WAR shortage of carriers. Bulk grain carriers or tankers had their superstructures removed and replaced by a flight deck - this is Empire MacAlpine. The ships were an unusual but successful marriage of merchant ship and carrier and there was a good esprit de corps among their mixed mercantile and naval crews.
40 CARRIER WAR Right: USS Pennsylvania, the fleet flagship, in dry dock. In the foreground are two wrecked destroyers, Cassin and Downes. Cassin had been hit and had rolled over on to Downes. Below: Salvage operations on the California. The American battleships sunk or damaged at Pearl Harbor, with the exception of Arizona and Oklahoma, were salvaged and recommissioned after refit and they played an important role in the subsequent defeat of Japan. Left, top: After Pearl Harbor the Japanese carriers turned west into the Indian Ocean where their aircraft sank the old British carrier Hermes on 9 April 1942.