Winged Escort Author:Douglas Reeman By 1943 Rommel had been driven from North Africa, and the Allies had begun their landings on Sicily. Italy would be next. But the victories were tempered by too many loses - and the worst losses were the ships and men in the Allies convoys of the North Atlantic. As the toll mounted, the escort carrier was born. The escort carries, expected to pe... more »rform miracles in the theaters of war, were the bastards of the Navy - with the hull of a freighter and a wooder flight deck to protect them from dive bombers.
This is the story of one of them, the HMS Growler, assigned to protect a convoy on its way to Russia. It is the story of the men who sailed her and of the naval pilot who covered her, pilot Tim Rowan, by fighting off Kamikaze attacks and enemy subs and staging diversionary air-to-sea raids. "Brimming with the drama and horrors of modern warfare." - Publishers Weekly« less