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by Harold L. Buell
Crown  1991
348 pages
Index, photos
ISBN: 0517577941
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Language: English

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Dauntless Helldivers
A Dive Bomber Pilot's Epic Story of the Carrier Battles

The author piloted dive-bombers in the Pacific campaigns of WW II, participating in most of the major naval-air battles: Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons, Philippine Sea. Besides flying from the decks of the carriers Yorktown , Saratoga , Enterprise and Hornet , he saw much action during a wild four-week sojourn with the Marines' "Cactus Air Force" on Guadalcanal. Buell is refreshingly self-revealing, admitting his doubts and fears, his passionate desire to become "a killer angel, an avenging force," and incidentally giving frequent credit to his personal guardian angel. The engaging memoir recounts one Navy pilot's experiences waging war in a now-extinct manner, i.e., dive-bombing, and conveys in vivid detail what the crucial carrier war was all about.

Review by  Justin Taylan

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