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Free eBook The Skull  Crossbones Squadron: VF-17 in World War II (Schiffer Book for Woodturners) download ISBN: 0764304755
Author: Lee Cook
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; First edition (February 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
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Schiffer Publishing The Skull & Crossbones Squadron: VF-17 in World War II - This is the true story of one of the most successful of all United States Navy Fighting Squadrons in World War II. They were the top guns of their day and came to be feared by the Japanese fighter pilots who described them as attacks on us by wolves. Other Books You May Enjoy! The Aces of Fighting 17: VF-17's Top Guns in World War II. Lee Cook. The Skull & Crossbones Squadron: VF-17 in World War II.

VF-17 were known as the "Skull and Crossbones Squadron" and "Blackburn's Irregulars" - having adopted the old pirates . Only 2 left in stock (more on the way)

VF-17 were known as the "Skull and Crossbones Squadron" and "Blackburn's Irregulars" - having adopted the old pirates ensign of the Jolly Roger as the squadron insignia. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).

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The Skull & Crossbones Squadron: VF-17 in World War II. 13th Fighter Command in World War II: Air Combat over Guadalcanal and the Solomons. The Aces of Fighting 17 has a detailed biography of each VF-17 ace and has a host of hitherto unpublished photographs.

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VF-17 were known as the "Skull and Crossbones Squadron" and "Blackburn's Irregulars" - having adopted the old pirates ensign of the Jolly Roger as the squadron insignia, since World War II they have become known as the "Jolly Rogers.

VF-17 were known as the Skull and Crossbones squadron and Blackburns Irregulars having adopted the old pirates ensign of the Jolly Roger as the squadron insignia; since World War II they have become known as the Jolly Rogers. The Skull and Crossbones Squadron is a mission by mission chronicle of all the squadrons great air battles. Also included are more than 350 photographs and detailed appendices listing all squadron aces, every confirmed victory and war diary. Дополнительное описание: Автор: Charles Woolley Название: First to the Front: Aerial Adventures of 1st Lt.

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In World War II it became common practice for the submarines of the Royal Navy to fly the Jolly Roger on completion of a. .Though not employing a black uniform, the skull and crossbones has been used by a succession of lancer regiments in the British Army.

In World War II it became common practice for the submarines of the Royal Navy to fly the Jolly Roger on completion of a successful combat mission where some action had taken place, but as an indicator of bravado and stealth rather than of lawlessness. The Jolly Roger is now the emblem of the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Prices in €EUR ( Prices updated.

The Skull and Cross Bones Squadron : VF-17 in World War II. by Lee Cook.

This is the true story of one of the most successful of all United States Navy Fighting Squadrons in World War II. They were the top guns of their day and came to be feared by the Japanese fighter pilots who described them as "attacks on us by wolves." Their victorious achievements are as follows: 152 Japanese planes destroyed in the air and two on the ground in only 76 days of combat; five small enemy cargo ships and seventeen barges carrying troops and supplies sent to the bottom of the sea. No bomber escorted by them was lost to enemy aircraft and no ship covered by them was ever hit by bomb or aerial torpedo. The squadron had thirteen aces and two more who later went on to become aces with VF 84 (combat veterans of VF-17 composed the nucleus of this squadron). They were the first Navy squadron into combat action with the new Chance Vought Corsair and were instrumental in proving this powerful new fighter to the Navy.VF-17 were known as the "Skull and Crossbones Squadron" and "Blackburn's Irregulars" - having adopted the old pirates ensign of the  Jolly Roger as the squadron insignia, since World War II they have become known as the "Jolly Rogers."VF-17 were originally part of Air Group 17 on the new "Essex class" carrier Bunker Hill and on the way to the Pacific VF-17 received orders that upon arrival in Pearl Harbor they were to be detached and operated as a land-based squadron in the Solomon Islands.The Skull and Crossbones Squadron is a mission by mission chronicle of all the squadron's great air battles. Also included are more than 350 photographs and a detailed appendices listing all squadron aces, every confirmed victory and war diary.
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Winail
It was a massive assemblage of photos of the Skull and Cross Bones Squadron. Having said that I rather think this would have limited appeal except to persons like myself who are interesting in every detail they can glean about carrier war in the Pacific. I thought the photos could have been printed better. With the advent of excellent photo editors and printing techniques a wider contrast range with more visible details might have been included. Am I happy to have this book? Absolutely.
Sennnel
This is a written account of the day to day action VF-17 experienced. It gives the reader an insight into the experiences of these legendary pilots. Many pilots were interviewed and their quotes are all here. While this is not a story of VF-17 it accurately tells theirs. The photographs complete the story and draw the reader into the heart of this squadron. These are true human beings not just names on a roster. Through this book the reader can begin to feel how these heroes felt.
Hap
I bought this for my husband, and he loves it. It's full of beautiful pictures and stories from the people who lived the life of flying F4U Corsairs. Very happy with purchase, especially so because my husband loved the gift.
Nern
Simply a fantastic book and a one volume "must have" on this Navy Squadron in WWII. Great pictures, accurate text, superbly done!
Aloo
Great book, loaded with photos, very thorough stats, and interesting historical facts and pilot stories from the squadrons inception thru their combat tours and finally to post war reunions A must have book for first and second tour VF17 followers.
Kerdana
The author took a lot of time and care to find and interview the men who were in VF-17. Their stories and the historical surroundings make this one of the best aviation books of the WWII history period.
Uste
Just adding my 2 cents to "Country's" comments. My Father and Country were wing-mates with VF17 and I have had the privilege to sit down and talk with Country about his and my Fathers war efforts. He is 100% right about Lee Cook's book and if you love Navy squadrons and information about the Corsair, there is no finer book. Lee's attention to detail and information is second to none. A must read for any Corsair fan.

Jim Bitzegaio
This text is a fitting tribute and memorial to the original personnel of VF-17. It and the associated photographic illustrations, also give us later generations, some insight as to how the F4U Corsair was developed and improved as a warfighting tool in WWII.
Well Done!