Signed MIDWAY REVISIONIST book WW2 DIVE BOMBER PILOT VET SEARCHING TRUTH walsh. Walsh - SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 120 Pages - Softcover (9 inches / 23 cm tall). CONDITION: Very good, light general aging. Walsh, who was among the last surviving U.
Navy dive bomber pilots from World War II and an advertising executive during Madison Avenues go-go years in the 60s and 70s, died peacefully at home on Sept. Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 18, 1921, he was the son of George J.
Walsh, a contractor and dock builder. His mother was the former Lillian OBrien.
He married Anne Morrell, also of Brooklyn, in 1948 and was a resident of Garden City, New York for 32 years, raising their family before moving to Darien. He grew up during the Great Depression and enlisted in the Navy to begin training as an aviator just as the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Initially flying anti-submarine missions against German U-boats on the East Coast, Mr. Walsh was transferred to training as a dive bomber pilot when the nation ramped up construction of aircraft carriers to combat the Japanese in the Pacific. He was assigned to the USS Ticonderoga and flew an SB2C Helldiver in action for the first time in late 1944 to support landings in the Philippines.
It was off Formosa on Jan. 21, 1945 that then Lt. Walsh transferred with the surviving members of his air group to the USS Hancock.
He flew raids during the invasion of Iwo Jima and hit Okinawa before joining the first carrier-based aircraft attacks on the Japanese mainland. Among the decorations he received were the Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in sinking a Japanese cruiser in Manila Bay and the Air Medal for an attack on a group of Japanese transport ships. Walsh completed his education under the GI Bill at Brooklyn College and went to work as an advertising agent in Manhattan.
In 1956 he began his own firm, George J. And built a diverse business promoting products like Barbasol shaving cream along with schools, colleges and summer camps. The company specialized in travel and tourism in the Caribbean and Mexico, with major accounts that included Gulf+Westerns hotel interests in the Dominican Republic and the Princess International Hotel line. Walsh was certified as an investment advisor and managed the portfolios of a small group of clients. But it was the pivotal Pacific Battle of Midway that absorbed much of Mr.He believed that the dive bombers who turned the tide of that battle by sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers in June 1942 had not been given their due. He believed historical and popular culture accounts, including the 1976 movie Midway, focused on the futile sacrifice of torpedo bomber crews and ignored the timidity and other shortcomings of the U. In particular he sought a fuller appreciation of the role USS Enterprise dive bomber Commander C.
Wade McClusky played in the destruction of the Japanese carriers. After years of campaigning and writing a book, The Battle of Midway: Searching for the Truth, Mr. Walsh at the age of 96 attended the dedication of a memorial to McClusky in Buffalo, his home town. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.
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