“Aircraft Carrier” by J. Bryan, III, book published by Ballantine Bal-Hi Book in 1966, original price 50 cents, 159 pages.
Condition: fair/good - covers have some nicks/creases, front cover has a 1" tear at top of spine (binding is still solid), page discoloration from age, no missing pages.
“It is the day-to-day, minute-by-minute account of life aboard the aircraft carrier, Yorktown, ‘The Fighting Lady,’ by a Lieutenant Commander who did not have to do much of the fighting. It is a daily diary from February through April 1945, when the U.S. Navy had already achieved solid air and sea superiority and the only real danger was from kamikaze attacks.”
"How was it in the Pacific on one of the big aircraft carriers? Well, this is the way it was on the Yorktown in the spring of 1945. There is tension and fatigue, humor and snide, bitter sniping among friends. And the exultation of victory and the tragedy of death among shipmates. This is a superb diary of a fighting ship and her men, kept by a perceptive, able writer." - Providence, R.I., Journal
"It is an exciting, dramatic tale of action which Bryan tells, just about the best record of sea-air war that this reviewer has seen. Highly recommended both for those who want to learn about the carrier air warfare and for initiate, to whom it will bring back vivid memories of those great days when courage and gallantry were the rule, not the exception." - U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
"Beautifully written as is everything the versatile Mr. Bryan writes....He has chronicled a segment of ship-board life with accuracy and charm." - William J. Lederer, author of All The Ship’s At Sea
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