Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks   Donate Now  
Search Chronology Locations Aircraft Vessels Missing In Action (MIA)
Pacific World War II Book Review  
Carrier Strike
by Eric Hammel
Pacifica Military History  2000
358 pages
Photos, Order of Battle
ISBN 0-935553-37-1
Cover Price: $29.95

In Association with
Order this book online

Return to
Book Reviews
Main Menu

Carrier Strike
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands Oct 1942 The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in the bitter Guadalcanal Campaign was history's fourth carrier-versus-carrier naval battle. Deemed a Japanese victory because U.S. naval forces withdrew, Santa Cruz, on a strategic level, was an American victory because the U.S. Navy was able to hold the line and buy time, while Japan failed to achieve her goal of defeating the U.S. Pacific fleet in a decisive, all-or-nothing battle.

Eric Hammel provides an exciting narrative based upon American and Japanese battle reports and the recollections of several aviators and seamen who took part in Santa Cruz. Written in the edge-of-the-seat style that Hammel's readers have enjoyed in nearly 30 acclaimed military history books, Carrier Strike is filled with the latest information on the battle that cost Japan any hope of winning the war in the Pacific.

Review by  Justin Taylan

Return to Book Reviews | Add a review or submit for review

Last Updated
May 23, 2017

    All rights reserved.  
  Pacific Wrecks Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to bringing home those Missing In Action (MIA) and leveraging new technologies in the study of World War II Pacific and the Korean War.  
Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram
Forum Updates People Museums Reviews Submit Info How You Can Help