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3 edition of Torpedo Leader (Grub Street Aviation Classics) found in the catalog.

Torpedo Leader (Grub Street Aviation Classics)

by Patrick Gibbs

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Grub Street .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military History - World War II,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8474867M
    ISBN 100948817569
    ISBN 109780948817564

    The American victory at Midway had more to do with bold leaders than lucky breaks. C arved into the marble walls of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in letters six inches high, is a sentence from Walter Lord’s prize-winning book on the Battle of Midway: they had no right to win, yet they did, and in doing so they changed the course of a war.   Thomas' book about his 25 months of service with Torpedo Squadron Four is the only combat account of a World War II Torpedo Bomber pilot ever published. An outstanding read at pages complete.

    Welcome to TORPEDO JUNCTION - Since , the Industry Leader Specializing in Submarine and U-Boat Books and Memorabilia. The World's Largest Inventory and the Finest Selection of New, Used and Rare Submarine and U Boat Books. Used and Rare Submarine and U-Boat Books Alden, John D. U.S. SUBMARINE ATTACKS DURING WORLD WAR II USNI   contents introduction history types of torpedo working of torpedo torpedo revolution smart and modern torpedo conclusion 3. INTRODUCTION It is a self propelled weapon with an explosive warhead. It can be launched above and below the water surface. Designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.

      The Battle of Midway is perhaps only nominally a documentary, with several sequences featuring fictitious families back home framing five minutes of battle footage, but audiences who saw the film may have had their first dramatic glimpse of what it meant for the country to be at Battle of Midway was released to theaters by September of and was screened in most of the nation’s. The torpedo crew's primary function was to set the torpedo's timers. This was done based on the range and the top speed of the torpedo. This way, even if the torpedo missed, it would detonate near it's target, possibly doing some damage. This also prevented a rough wave from detonating the torpedo .


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Torpedo Leader book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Written during the war without benefit of hindsight, this is a remarkable a /5. Torpedo Leader Paperback – Aug by Gibbs DSO DFC & bar, Wing Commander Patrick (Author)/5(4).

Picking up where Not Peace but a Sword left off, Torpedo Leader finds the author spending several months at sea in transit to Egypt. Officially, he is being rested after his tour of anti-shipping ops over the North Sea and Channel approaches/5(10).

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Customer ratings for TORPEDO LEADER. Number of ratings: 1 Average rating: 4. Write your own review. Good. Nicely told. from Anonymous on 31/08/ Experience told of just one minor section of the second world war but gradually draws you in to this narrative. The frustrations and temporary triumphs of trying to prevent the resupply of Axis 4/5(1).

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The author: Wing Commander Patrick Gibbs DSO DFC and bar () is one of the most famous torpedo bomber leaders of WWII - and was, after the war, a theatre and film critic - he wrote the film critics column for the daily telegraph from to /5(10).

He retired from his role in the Telegraph inand in he finally released his second book Torpedo Leader On Malta. The book was released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the award of the George Cross to Malta. Later life and death [ edit ]Battles/wars: World War II.

Torpedo Leader by Patrick Gibbs Be the first to review this item Written during the war without benefit of hindsight, this is a remarkable and valuable account. Barter Books; Gibbs, Patrick; ; Torpedo Leader. Publisher: London.: Grub Street.

Edition: First Edition; Published Date: Daily Telegraph 'Torpedo Leader describes those months when Gibbs practically ran his own airforce from the island [of Malta], proving his theory that the airborne torpedo. The author flew Beaufort torpedo bombers - initially in Britain with little success but later from Egypt and eventually Malta.

The writing style is a trifle dry, but nonetheless gives a fascinating insight into this infrequently recorded area of operations/5(8).

Reviews of books featuring aircrew of the RAF, FAA and Commonwealth air forces during the Second World War with occasional reviews of other titles covering the conflict. Wednesday, Ap Torpedo Leader - new paperback version from Grub Street.

A WWII wing commander's "adrenaline-charged account of torpedo attacks a few feet above the sea" (The Daily Telegraph).In this vivid and very personal story, written during World War II at the height of action, Patrick Gibbs expresses the frustrations, triumphs, and disasters he experienced in his roles as both a staff officer in Cairo and a Beaufort flight commander on the anti-shipping.

Print book: Biography: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Wing Commander Gibbs offers a detailed account of his time in Egypt and Malta between spring and September   This excellent book describes Torpedo 8 and its personnel before, during, and after the Battle of Midway.

For example, I had no idea that VT-8 went on after Midway (no, the whole squadron was NOT wiped out there - a sizeable contingent remained in Hawaii and missed out on the battle a This book is actually misnamed/5. John F. Kennedy joined the US Navy in and was stationed in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific during World War II.

Commanding the Patrol Torpedo Craft (PT) PTLieutenant Kennedy and his crew participated in early Allied war campaigns.

On August 2,PT was struck by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and the entire crew was thrown into the Pacific. Read "Torpedo Leader" by Patrick Gibbs, DSO, DFC & bar available from Rakuten Kobo.

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