If you are at all interested in the "Naval Airborne" side of WW II, this article I'm sure will be somewhat interesting to you.
When the Japanese jumped into the war....they had superbly trained Navy pilots, with plenty of experience. Actually none of the Japanese pilots that attack Pearl Harbor had less than 650-hrs of flying.....but things went down hill pretty fast from that point on.
This article also provides some idea on what the US Navy pilots had to go through to eventually become well above their Japanese foes.
Now I know Naval aviation is not interesting to all that venture into my articles.....but even if you got "some" interest I don't think this article will disappoint you.