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Rabaul 1943 44

Author : Mark Lardas
ISBN : 9781472822451
Genre : History
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In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely. The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power – it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific.

Us Marine Corps Pacific Theater Of Operations 1943 44

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 9781472802217
Genre : History
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By January 1944 the US Marine Corps had grown to a total of 405,169 personnel, comprising 28,193 officers, 10,723 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted men. The Fleet Marine Force now had two amphibious corps, four divisions, a separate infantry regiment, 19 defense battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on from Battle Orders 1: USMC in the Pacific Theater of Operations 1941–43, this book examines the continuing development of the Corps's organization, its training, tactics, weaponry, and command structure, as well as the battles fought in the Southwest Pacific on New Britain, and in the Central Pacific on Tarawa, Roi-Namur, Eniwetok, Saipan, and Tinian. The organization of the 4th Marine Division (MarDiv) and III and V Amphibious Corps (IIIAC, VAC) is also discussed along with smaller, new units.

The Solomons 1943 44

Author : Mark Stille
ISBN : 9781472824509
Genre : History
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Victory at Guadalcanal for the Allies in February 1943 left them a vital foothold in the Solomon Islands chain, and was the first step in an attempt to isolate and capture the key Japanese base of Rabaul on New Britain. In order to do this they had to advance up the island chain in a combined air, naval, and ground campaign. On the other hand, the Japanese were determined to shore up their defences on the Solomons, which was a vital part of their southern front, and would bitterly contest every inch of the Allied advance. The scene was set for one of the bloodiest campaigns of the Pacific War. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned maps and artwork, this is the compelling story of the struggle for the Solomons, a key part of the Allied advance towards Japan which saw tens of thousands of casualties and so many ships lost that part of the ocean became known as 'Ironbottom Sound'.

World Wars 1914 1945

Author : Multiple Authors
ISBN : 9781782741275
Genre : History
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The two world wars were amongst the most convulsive events in human history. Millions of people died, many millions more had their lives transformed, and the nature of warfare itself was changed forever. The Era of World Wars 1914-45 – volume six in the Encyclopedia of Warfare Series – charts the cataclysmic world wars of the twentieth century. This is a chronological guide to conflict on every continent, including the far-reaching effects on Africa, China and the Middle East, as well as the more familiar battlegrounds such as Verdun and the Somme in 1916, Stalingrad in 1942, and Normandy in 1944. This volume tells the story of the millions involved in the world wars and surrounding conflicts. Featuring full colour maps illustrating the formations and strategies used, plus narrative descriptions of the circumstances behind each battle, this is a comprehensive guide to the two world wars and the other conflicts of the era. The Encyclopedia of Warfare Series is an authoritative compendium of five millennia of conflict, from the ancient world to the Arab Spring. Written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, it reflects the latest thinking among military historians and will prove to be an indispensible reference guide.

Rabaul S Forgotten Fleet

Author : Monica Foster
ISBN : 0646173944
Genre : Scuba diving
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Exploration of sunken Japanese ships and other materiel from World War II in the Rabaul region of Papua New Guinea.

Breaking The Bismarck S Barrier 22 July 1942 1 May 1944

Author : Samuel Eliot Morison
ISBN : 0252069978
Genre : History
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Volume 6: Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier, 22 July 1942-1 May 1944 tracks the Allies' entrance into the offensive phase of the Pacific war. Having gained crucial victories at Midway and Guadalcanal, Allied forces committed substantially increased resources to breaking the Bismarcks barrier, a formidable net of Japanese air and naval bases stretching from the central Solomons to New Guinea, controlling all shipping between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

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Author : Philip A. St. John
ISBN : 9781563114922
Genre : History
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Japanese Naval Aces And Fighter Units In World War Ii

Author : Ikuhiko Hata
ISBN : UOM:39015016946470
Genre : Fighter pilots
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Offers profiles of top Japanese pilots, traces the history of specific fighter units, and explains Japanese naval terminology

The A To Z Of World War Ii

Author : Anne Sharp Wells
ISBN : 9780810870260
Genre : History
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The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan traces the brutal conflict from Japan's seizure of Chinese territory in 1931, through the onset of war with the Western Allies in 1941, to the use of atomic weapons by the United States in 1945. It also addresses the aftermath of the war, including the formation of the United Nations and the American occupation of Japan. As the first of two volumes covering World War II, this volume concentrates on the war in Asia and the Pacific so the user benefits from the comprehensive explanations of the people, places, and events that shaped much of that region's 20th-century history.

A Fellowship Of Valor

Author : Joseph H. Alexander
ISBN : UOM:39015040616842
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Explores the Corps' battles, special weapons, and leaders

Summaries Of Selected Military Campaigns

Author : United States Military Academy. Department of Military Art and Engineering
ISBN : OSU:32435069582849
Genre : Battles
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The American Naval Heritage In Brief

Author : Paolo Enrico Coletta
ISBN : UVA:35007004874768
Genre : United States
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Eagle Against The Sun

Author : Ronald H. Spector
ISBN : 9781476727424
Genre : History
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Historian Ronald H. Spector, drawing on declassified intelligence files, an abundance of British and American archival material, Japanese scholarship and documents, and the research and memoirs of scholars, politicians, and the military men, presents a thrilling narrative of American war in the Pacific. Spector reassesses U.S. and Japanese strategy and offers some provocative interpretations. He shows that the dual advance across the Pacific by MacArthur and Nimitz was less a product of strategic calculation and more a pragmatic solution to bureaucratic, doctrinal, and public relations problems facing the Army and Navy. He also argues that Japan made its fatal error not in the Midway campaign but in abandoning its offensive strategy after that defeat and allowing itself to be drawn into a war of attrition. Combining impeccable research with electrifying detail, Spector vividly recreates the major battles, little-known campaigns, and unfamiliar events of this brutal 44-month struggle. He reveals that the U.S. had secret plans to wage unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan months before Pearl Harbor and demonstrates that MacArthur and his commanders ignored important intercepts of Japanese messages that would have saved thousands of lives in Papua and Leyte. He skillfully takes the reader from top-secret strategy meetings in Washington, London, and Tokyo to distant beaches and remote Asian jungles with battle-weary GIs. Throughout, Spector contends that American decisions in the Pacific War were shaped more often by the struggles between the British and the Americans, and between the Army and the Navy, than by strategic considerations. Revealing what really happened in the course of a conflict that ended with the most deadly air raid ever, this contribution to WWII history adds a new dimension to our understanding of the people and forces that determined its outcome.

Hostages To Freedom

Author : Peter Stone
ISBN : UOM:39015022886223
Genre : Prisoners of war
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A Pocket Guide To New Guinea And The Solomons

Author : United States. War Department
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111218421
Genre : New Guinea
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Dictionary Of American History

Author : James Truslow Adams
ISBN : UOM:39015055905700
Genre : United States
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Contains 7,200 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of American history, covering politics, the arts, science and technology, the military, economics, and other topics; and includes a cross-referenced index.

A Pocket Guide To New Guinea And The Solomons

Author : United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division
ISBN : UCAL:B3967011
Genre : Indigenous peoples
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The Military History Of World War Ii Asiatic Land Battles Japanese Ambitions In The Pacific

Author : Trevor Nevitt Dupuy
ISBN : UCAL:B2932667
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The Papers Of George Catlett Marshall

Author : George Catlett Marshall
ISBN : 0801853680
Genre : History
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The same might have been said of Marshall himself.

Pacific Islands Monthly

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ISBN : UCAL:B3262223
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