Author Results for Ben Jones

Book Review-‘Bloody Sixteen: The USS ‘Oriskany’ and the Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War’ by P. Fey

By Ben Jones

This book is a first-class addition to the historiography of the role played by naval aviation during the Vietnam War. Peter Fey has catalogued the operations of the USS Oriskany and Carrier Air Wing 16 in meticulous detail throughout their three tours between 1965 and 1968. Not only is the reader drawn into a gripping […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2
Subjects include: Naval Aviation

Book Review-‘How Carriers Fought: Carrier operations in WWII’ by L. Celander

By Ben Jones

The key objective of this book is to present an understanding of how carrier battles were conducted during the Second World War. By the author’s admission, it is written ‘from the perspective of a commander, a tactician, a system’s engineer or an analyst, not a traditional historian’. (p.vii). In what sets the scene for this […] Read More

Filed under: WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Naval Aviation

Book Review-‘All the Factors of Victory: Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves and the origins of carrier airpower’ by T. Wildenburg

By Ben Jones

Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves was one of the most significant figures in the development of carrier aviation in the inter-war period and Thomas Wildenburg, an independent historian, has filled a considerable gap in the historiography with this biography. Wildenburg refers to Reeves as the ‘forgotten man of naval aviation’ (p. x) and a major reason […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | WW2
Subjects include: Biography | Naval Aviation