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USS Saratoga (CV-3) An Illustrated History of the Legendary Aircraft Carrier 1927-1946 by John Fry

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Published by Schiffer Publishing .
Written in English


  • Naval forces & warfare,
  • Shipbuilding technology & engineering,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military Science,
  • History - General History,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8039978M
ISBN 10076430089X
ISBN 109780764300899

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