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The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.


The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.

On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
Item Code : DHM0760The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour. - This Edition
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 Pearl Harbor - Monday December 8th, 1941.  On Sunday December 7th, 1941, the free world had been stunned into disbelief by the treacherous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Giving no formal declaration of war, the devastating Japanese assault on the headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet had left over two thousand American servicemen dead, most of her battleships destroyed or damaged, and the remains of nearly 200 American aircraft lay in tatters.  America reeled from the shock and sheer incredulity.  But for Admiral Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy, and architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the success of victory left a bitter taste.  The main targets of his carefully orchestrated plan had been the US carriers but, as fate would have it, they were all at sea.  Yamamoto knew in his heart that he would have to face those carriers one day, and when he did they would be the platform upon which America would unleash the brunt of her power against him.  At 12.30 the following day President Roosevelt began his address to Congress, calling for the declaration of war on Japan.  By 4.10pm America was formally at war, and five thousand miles away the first of the carriers, USS Enterprise, was returning to Pearl Harbor.  Richard Taylor's painting depicts the Enterprise as she approaches Ford Island and the smoldering ruins that had been the Pacific Fleet.  As ships still burn and the thick smoke hangs in the air, ever alert F4F-3A Wildcats of VF-6 fly an overhead patrol.  Throughout the night the carrier will refuel and re-arm, and at dawn she will return to sea with a steel resolve and a new mission, to avenge Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese failure to destroy the US carriers was a fateful mistake and, six months later, the Enterprise finally got her chance at the Battle of Midway, as the US carriers delivered one of the most decisive victories in the history of naval warfare, paving the way for victory in the Pacific.
The Sleeping Giant Awakes by Richard Taylor. (AP)
£145.00
 On 24th January 1945, whilst taking part in Operation Meridian, S/Lt Arthur Page's Grumman Avenger JZ469 of 849 NAS suffered an electrical fire whilst climbing toward the target in formation and the decision was made to abort the mission and make an emergency landing back on HMS Victorious. Page's aircraft is shown here moments before touchdown under the watchful eye of the Landing Signals Officer.

Avenger's Return by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
£180.00
 On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.  The painting depicts Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured during which time Joe Foss would achieve an astonishing 26 victories to become the first American pilot to equal WW1 Ace Eddie Rickenbackers score.

Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor.
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 The 74,000 ton Yamato and the Musashi were the two largest battleships ever built, and typified the Imperial Japanese Navys attitude that their ships should be superior to anything the United States had. As a comparison the German Battleship Deutschland displaced a mere 15,500 tons. Each of these ships carried nine 18.1 inch guns, the most powerful armament available on any ship at that point in time. The Yamato participated in the attack on Midway, serving as Admiral Yamamotos flag ship, and many of the other significant sea battles in the Pacific. By the time the Allies were preparing to invade Okinawa, the Japanese had been forced to utilize Kikusui tactics which would involve mass suicide attacks and individual suicide missions. The army had made numerous sacrifices, and senior Japanese naval officers realized that the Yamato would need to be sacrificed in the defense of Okinawa, as a matter of pride. The Yamatos 350-mile trip to Okinawa without any meaningful air cover would be a suicide mission, and the ship and its escort vessels were equipped with only enough fuel for a one-way trip. On April 6, 1945 the huge vessel departed and was immediately sighted by two American submarines, the USS Threadfin and the USS Hackleback. The information was passed on to the USN task force, and on April 7 an F6F from the USS Essex spotted the Yamato and relayed its position back to the USS Indianapolis, the flag ship of Admiral Spruance. An initial attack force of 280 USN aircraft were launched from nine American carriers, followed by a second wave of aircraft from four other carriers. Knowing that the Japanese had no air cover, the F6F Hellcats carried 500 pound bombs, and were joined by Avenger torpedo bombers and Curtis SB2C dive bombers. The Americans had learned from their earlier attack on the Musashi to concentrate torpedo attacks on one side of the giant ship. The Yamato was hit with numerous torpedoes and bombs. By 13:00 the giant battleship was listing 20 degrees to port and her antiaircraft guns were inoperative. At 14:10 another torpedo hit jammed the ships rudder, and the Yamato began to circle at about 8 knots. At 14:23 the Yamato rolled over and exploded in a giant mushroom cloud and sank with the loss of nearly 2,500 men. The Grumman TBF Avenger was the first torpedo bomber produced by that company. It bore a resemblance to the F4F Wildcat, and incorporated a unique internal bomb bay capable of carrying a 2,000 lb torpedo or four 500 lb bombs. The TBF was a big aircraft with a wingspan of 54 feet, and an empty weight of 10,080 lbs. It was capable of 271-MPH with a range of 1,215 miles. The Avenger incorporated a light weight electrically driven rear ball turret. The Avenger was so successful that General Motors was also pressed into service producing the aircraft with their version designated as a TBM.</b>
Last Voyage of the Yamato by Stan Stokes. (D)
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Battle of Britain History Timeline : 24th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24August1940 1500 hours, four Groups of German Bombers supported by Fighters crossed the Kent Coast and one group flew onto the eastern outskirts of London, bombing targets in Upminster, Dagenham and Essex areas. All formations were engaged by fighters and a total of 20 german aircrfat were shot down.
24August1940A total of 41 German aircraft were shot down with another 13 possible. A total of Elevan JU88 , upto 29 ME109, 3 ME110. Eight HE111, one HE113 and one DO215 plus one more brought down by AA fire
24August1940Air Commodore Peter Malam Brothers of No.32 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
24August1940At 1230 hours, 50 German aircraft flew to Dover and Manston and engaged by RAF fighters with seven German aircraft shot down
24August1940Between the hours of 0600 and 0800 just over 80 German aircraft over the Dover-Dungeness areas and onwards to North Foreland and Gravesend. Fighters The RAF fighters intercepted them and destoyed four German aircraft
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O I. G. Shaw of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. N. Woodger of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O F. H. DFM King of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. T. Jones of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. A. Ponting of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr P. A. DSO Hunter of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. Berry of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. L. Wright of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. H. Machin of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940Feldwebel Hans John of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Hans Stechmann of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Heinz Bär of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Feldwebel Heinz Pohland of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Josef Oglodek of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Feldwebel Walter Krieger of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Müller of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Fuhrer Hans-Joachim Marseille of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Gefreiter Erich Höhn of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Just past 1000 hours, about 100 German aircraft flew and bombed Dover and Manston RAF fighters engaged them and shot down three German aircraft.
24August1940Leutnant Alfred Zeis of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Ernst Terry of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Friedrich Geißhardt of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Leutnant Karl-Heinz Schnell of JG 51 shot down a Curtiss P-36
24August1940Leutnant Leonhard Göttmann of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Leutnant Ludwig Lenz of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Major Gerhard Hubrich of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 740 with 408 Hurricanes, 238 Spitfires, 63 Blenheims, amd 23 Defiants and 8 Gladiators
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Beeck of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Hans Klee of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Hermann Staege of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Johann Ilner of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Siegfried Krause of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberfeldwebel Walter Meyer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Adolf Buhl of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Arnold Lignitz of JG 51 shot down a Defiant
24August1940Oberleutnant Arnold Lignitz of JG 51 shot down a Defiant
24August1940Oberleutnant Erwin Neuerburg of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Erwin Neuerburg of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Günther Schulze-Blanck of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Hans-Karl Mayer of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Josef Fözö of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Josef Priller of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Josef Priller of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberleutnant Kurt Ruppert of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Oberleutnant Richard Leppla of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Oberstleutnant Johann Schalk of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. Zenker of 501 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1940Royal Air Force lost 20 Aircraft with the losss of 6 pilots and 4 air gunners
24August1940Spitfire L1037 Mk.Ia , DW-D, - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Fyfield. Pilot Officer Merrick injured.
24August1940Spitfire L1082 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me110 near Ryde. Pilot Officer Mamedoff ok.
24August1940Spitfire N3239 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crashed on Isle of Wight. Pilot Officer Zurakowski ok.
24August1940Spitfire P9389 Mk.Ia , KL-A, - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Kingsdown. Pilot Officer Stewart parachuted to safety.
24August1940Spitfire R6641 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
24August1940Spitfire R6686 Mk.Ia , DW-D, - Shot down and crashed near Eastbury. Sergeant Arnfield injured.
24August1940Spitfire X4019 Mk.Ia - Damaged by enemy action. Pilot Officer Campbell ok.
24August1940Spitfire X4067 Mk.Ia , DW-K, - Shot down by Me109 near Dover. Pilot Officer Gray injured.
24August1940Spitfire X4102 Mk.Ia , DW-K, - Damaged by Me109 at 11.30hrs and crash landed near Shepherdswell. Pilot Officer Gray injured.
24August1940Spitfire X4104 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me110. Flight Lieutenant Howell safe.
24August1940Squadron Leader Joseph Somerton OBrien of No.234 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
24August1940The Royal Air Force flew 187 patrol involving 985 fighter flights
24August1940Unteroffizier Bernhard Adam of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24August1940Unteroffizier Ernst Braun of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Hans Scheuplein of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Helmut Werner of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Josef Keil of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
24August1940Unteroffizier Walter Schumann of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 24th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub Lt. R. R. Lamb of 804 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt I. L. McG. Hallam of 222 Squadron, Crashed, taken prisoner.
24August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt G. C. Matheson of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
24August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. E. Woodgate of 141 Squadron, was Killed.

 

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