This fully illustrated book details the unequal clash between the United States and Imperial Japanese navies in the largest carrier battle of the Pacific War which destroyed the IJN's ability to conduct further carrier operations. It will appeal to enthusiasts of naval warfare in World War II, especially those interested in naval aviation.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.