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Re: World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943-1945 Book
I'm reading "Warship Builders - An Industrial History of U.S. Naval Shipbuilding. 1922 - 1945" by Thomas Heinrich. Just started but seems good so far. I'm hopeing it discusses the Essex carrier construction in detail. I really enjoyed "The Fast Carriers" by Craig Reynolds. Discussed a lot of the history of the ships as well as the aircraft development (and some of the interesting dead ends).
For those wishing to read of the tactics and doctrine which Reynolds speaks of but does not go into great detail an Osprey published book “ World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943-45” by Brian Lane Herder . Very small informational book with tactical diagrams. It is a fast read and clearly written. Reputable Bibliography. Highly recommended.
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