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Название: The Dutch Naval Air Force Against Japan: The Defense of the Netherlands East Indies, 1941-1942 Автор: Tom Womack Издательство: McFarland & Co ISBN: 078642365X Год: 2006 Формат: PDF Страниц: 216 Размер: 35,5 МБ Язык: Английский
December 7, 1941, opened up a new theater of war in the Pacific and a new threat for what was then the Netherlands East Indies. The Dutch, with their Naval Air Force or Marine Luchtvaart Dienst (MLD), made a significant - and often overlooked - contribution to the Allied effort. With their 175 aircraft, the MLD in Southeast Asia outnumbered American and British naval air reconnaissance forces combined. Three months of intense fighting left the Dutch bereft of thousands of naval personnel and over 80 percent of their aircraft.