USS Miami (CL-89) departing for Okinawa, March 1945
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Miami (CL-89) departing for Okinawa in March 1945, probably from the US fleet anchorage at Ulithi. A part of the vast invasion fleet can be seen in the background.
US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Mark Stille
Covers the five classes of US Navy light cruisers that saw service during the Second World War, with sections on their design, weaponry, radar, combat experience. Nicely organised, with the wartime service records separated out from the main text, so that the design history of the light cruisers flows nicely. Interesting to see how new roles had to be found for them, after other technology replaced them as reconnaissance aircraft [read full review
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