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    DescriptionThe Hornet units waged war in northern Iraq from the carrier decks of the USS Harry S Truman and USS Theodore Roosevelt from off the coast of Turkey. The conflict for these squadrons was very different from the campaign fought in southern Iraq, working almost exclusively with clandestine Special Forces teams from the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy SEALs, British and Australian SAS, and Kurdish guerrillas. This book tells the story of the first Navy Reserve unit to be mobilised since the Korean War and their role in the northern Iraqi campaign.

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    US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom: Pt.2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Holmes, Illustrated by Chris Davey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841768854
    ISBN 10: 1841768855

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, TEC025000, HIS027170, HIS027080
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 358.43830973
    Thema V1.0: NH, JWCM
    Illustrations note
    30 b&w illustrations, 75 colour illustrations
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    30 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Osprey Aviation Editor since 1989, Tony Holmes is a native of Fremantle, Western Australia. Responsible for devising the Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Aviation Elite Units series, Tony has also written more than 20 books for Osprey in the past 17 years. He was the only foreign journalist granted access to returning Operation Iraqi Freedom Hornet and Tomcat crews in the aftermath of the campaign. Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Chris Davey has illustrated more than 20 titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces, Combat Aircraft and Elite Units series since 1994. He is one of the last traditional airbrush artists in the business and has become Osprey's artist of choice for both USAAF fighters and RAF subject matter, proving his undoubted skill when dealing with large aircraft subjects such as the Halifax and Sunderland.
    Review quote
    "Tony Holmes does an excellent job covering a complex subject and making it accessible to readers. The reliance on eye-witnesses is an inspired choice which, combined with the excellent photo-coverage, makes this a very useful reference for historians and modellers alike." -Rowan Baylis, "AeroScale"
    Table of contents
    Lead up to OIF; Shock and Awe; War in the North; Reservists to the fore; Appendices; Index