Sunnyvale, CA: Rocklin Press, 2004. Phil Hall II. Second Printing May 2004. softcover, cover clean, corners sharp, binding very good, pages bright & clean, B&W photos & illustrations, signed by author title page, 243 pgs. "Lee Merideth is an accomplished historian focusing on the Titanic and the Civil War in America.
His best-selling books, Titanic Names and 1912 Facts About the Titanic have been acclaimed as some of the most exhaustive studies of the historic ship and its era of transatlantic crossings." near fine. Item #5557895
description on back cover
"The remarkable story about one of the United States Navy's most decorated combat ships. USS Hornet, CV-12, holds the record for the number of enemy ships and aircraft destroyed during the World War II. During a span of fifteen months of combat, Hornet's pilots shot down 668 enemy planes, destroyed 742 more on the ground, and sank or damaged 486 ships accounting for 1,269,710 tons." Just a part of the history of the Hornet.