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The US Navy and the War in Europe
: The US Navy and the War in Europe
: Robert C. Stern
: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1848320825
: 2012
: 306
: 31.5

Although the defeat of Japan was the US Navy s greatest contribution to the Second World War, it also played a significant role in the battle against Hitler. Even before Germany declared war in 1941, US naval vessels were actively engaged in Atlantic convoy battles, and suffered their first casualties long before the Pearl Harbor attack formally pitched America into the conflict. Thereafter the US Navy immediately sent reinforcements to the over-stretched Royal Navy, taking part in attacks on German-occupied Norway, flying aircraft to Malta and Egypt from its carriers and adding protection to the convoys to Russia.

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