The battles caused overwhelming losses on both sides of air crewmen, aviators, planes, and ships. Hornfischer chronicles the seven major naval actions in the “Iron Bottom Sound” and the incredible, gripping stories of both officers and enlisted men aboard American battleships, destroyers, and cruisers. Learn about critical decisions and strategic adjustments in one of the most intense naval campaigns of World War II. Part two of a three-part series. Watch part one.
James Hornfischer, author of Neptune’s Inferno: The US Navy at Guadalcanal, explores the ferocious sea battles surrounding the Solomon Islands during the Guadalcanal campaign.