MESSIMER, Dwight R.
Title: Pawns of War : The Loss of the USS Langley and the USS Pecos. book club indj.
Publisher:  Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1983,
Seller ID: 71305
MESSIMER, Dwight R. Pawns of War : The Loss of the USS Langley and the USS Pecos . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1983). Book Club Edition. Pp. [i]-x,-182, + 32 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red paper covered boards with silver lettering to spine. The story of the loss of two American aircraft carriers in the Indian Ocean in 1942. Rife with bureaucratic bumbling and what many deemed to be a mission of little importance, the mission turned out to be one of the United States's most costly mistakes in the early part of the Second World War, resulting in the deaths of over 800 American service-men and -women. Vg in rubbed, edgeworn, nicked dj. 20.00