STRIKE AND RETURN. American Air Power and the Fight for Iwo Jima.
Examines all aspects of the aviation activities surrounding this Pacific island, described as the most expensive piece of real estate America has ever purchased. Lying halfway between the Marianas and downtown Tokyo, it was changed from a threat to American operations into an unsinkable US aircraft carrier by brutal and bloody fighting that cost the lives of over 6800 fighting men. Maps. 299 b/w & 20 colour photos. 160 pages.