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Rain of Steel: Mitscher's Task Force 58 Ugaki's Thunder Gods and the Kamikaze War Off Okinawa

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"Rain of Steel follows Navy and Marine carrier aviators in the desperate air battles to control the kamikazes directed by Vice Admiral Matome Ugaki. Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher's Task Force 58 carriers had conducted air strikes on mainland Japan and supported the Iwo Jima landings, but his aviators were sorely tested once the Okinawa campaign commenced on April 1, 1945. Ugaki would unleash ten different Kikusui aerial suicide operations, one including a naval force built around the world's most powerful battleship, the 71 ...

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Rain of Steel: Mitscher's Task Force 58 Ugaki's Thunder Gods and the Kamikaze War Off Okinawa
2020, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781682475263

Hardcover

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