Helldiver Squadron (1944)


First Edition of this World War II Aviation Book About the Helldiver Squadron,
Which Was Heavily Involved in the Pacific Bombing Campaign

Olds, Robert. Helldiver Squadron. The Story of Carrier Bombing Squadron 17 with Task Force 58. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1944.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this 1944 book sharing the exploits of the famed Task Force 58, in original dust jacket. "Helldiver Squadron by Robert Olds is the story of the U.S.S. Bunker Hill’s Bombing Squadron 17, from the beginning of 1943 un­til the spring of 1944... Mr. Olds’ chief material, it would seem, has been battle reports, not the formal and formidable documents labeled “official” but the word of mouth records of men just in from action. The book conveys a good idea of what carrier warfare in the Pacific is like and is well worth reading" (U.S. Naval Institute). The book discusses numerous important World War II battlegrounds in the Pacific, including Guadalcanal and Tarawa. Book about-fine, dust jacket extremely good with a bit of wear to extremities and toning to spine.