New USS Yorktown Book: Legends of Warfare by David Doyle

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

Webb Series USS Yorktown Plans

Yorktown_cv_5_Webb_sheet1Added 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.

“WWII Quarterly” Magazine: Mayhem at Midway

ww2quarterlyBrowsing 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.

Book Review: Aces Against Japan: The American Aces Speak

acesHere’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.