Over on the Modelwarships.com website, they’ve posted a review of the first book of David Doyle’s new Legends of Warfare series. The inaugural issue, covering USS Yorktown, looks to be filled with well-known and newly discovered photos.
We have a copy of the title on the way for our own review, but in the meantime, check it out here on Modelwarships.com: USS Yorktown (CV-5), Legends of Warfare – Naval, by David Doyle
Martin J Quinn has given the new Merit International 1/350th scale kit of the USS Yorktown (CV-5) a thorough look-through and we’ve posted his thoughts HERE.
Added a review of a 4-sheet set of drawings of CV-5 in her 1940 configuration to the Reviews: Photos and Plans page.
Some of the reference items have been re-categorized as well. Most notably the Photos section is now the Photos and Plans section. We hope to be able to add some more drawings in the near future, and we’ve come into possession of new (at least to us) photos that we will be posting as soon as we get the okay from the owners and the files in hand.
Added review for “Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway”. This is an amazing book that really goes into details and aspects of the Battle of Midway from the Japanese point of view. As the focus is on Midway, there is of course much on CV-5 within the text.
Added to the Books and Film Reviews section.
Browsing the magazine rack at Barnes and Noble yesterday lead to the discovery of the current issue of “WWII Quarterly” Magazine, and the piece “Mayhem at Midway”. I’m a sucker for history told from the enlisted man’s point of view, and this one doesn’t disappoint.
Added to the Reviews section. You can access the page directly HERE, or by clicking the cover photo.
It’s a massive tome of drawings, plans, and other assorted U.S.S. Yorktown information. USS Yorktown (CV-5): A Study in Blueprints review has been added to the Reviews section.
Click photo to the left to go to the review, or click HERE.
For those of you with the old Revell Yorktown class carriers, here’s a set of photo-etched brass that will correct some of the errors of the kit, and detail it out to make a real showpiece. Review HERE.
Here’s a bit on a book I’d never had thought would pertain to USS Yorktown, but it indeed does. Aces Against Japan: The American Aces Speak is a collection of first-person accounts by many fighter pilot aces of the Pacific War, one of them being Scott McCuskey, who started out in USS Ranger’s VF-42, and came to the Pacific with Yorktown in December of ’41, and stayed with her through Midway.
We aim to cover everything Yorktown related on this site, and that includes information on other ships in her group when appropriate. Martin Quinn has done a review of the very nice 1/700 scale USS Hughes, by Niko. Review is HERE.
Added The Battle for Midway from National Geographic to the reviews. This is the documentary of the 1998 expedition by Dr. Robert Ballard that found USS Yorktown’s wreck.
Also added a link to the Online Resources page for the Battle of Midway: 4-7 June 1942, Online Action Reports: Commanding Officer, USS Yorktown, of 18 June 1942 which is online at the Naval Historical Center.