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Fortress Rabaul : the battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943 / Bruce Gamble.

By: Gamble, Bruce.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Gamble, Bruce. Rabaul trilogy: 2.Publisher: Minneapolis : Zenith Press, 2013Description: xvii, 398 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780760345597.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Papua New Guinea -- Rabaul | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biogrpahy | Medal of Honor -- Biography | Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) -- History, Military -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.54/26585
Contents:
Volcanoes, God, and coconuts -- 24 Squadron -- Gladiators -- Desperate hours -- The fall of Rabaul -- Counterattack -- Stronghold -- Task force -- Medal of Honor : Edward "Butch" O'Hare -- Carmichael's raid -- Yanks down under -- The last outpost -- New Guinea interlude -- Wild eagles -- MO : the offensive blunted -- Guests of the Emperor -- Fading glory -- MacArthur's new airman -- Medal of Honor : Harl Pease, Jr. -- The personification of evil -- Momentum -- New identities -- Heavy bomber blues -- Medal of Honor : Kenneth N. Walker -- Blood in the water -- Operation I-Go : Yamamoto's last offensive -- Death of a warrior god -- Epilogue.
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For most of World War II, the mention of Japan's island stronghold sent shudders through thousands of Allied airmen. Some called it "Fortress Rabaul," an apt name for the headquarters of the Imperial Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific. Author Bruce Gamble chronicles Rabaul's crucial role in Japanese operations in the Southwest Pacific. Millions of square feet of housing and storage facilities supported a hundred thousand soldiers and naval personnel. Simpson Harbor and the airfields were the focus of hundreds of missions by American air forces.

Winner of the "Gold Medal" (Military Writers Society of America) and " Editor's Choice Award" (Stone & Stone Second World War Books), Fortress Rabaul details a critical and, until now, little understood chapter in the history of World War II.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Volcanoes, God, and coconuts -- 24 Squadron -- Gladiators -- Desperate hours -- The fall of Rabaul -- Counterattack -- Stronghold -- Task force -- Medal of Honor : Edward "Butch" O'Hare -- Carmichael's raid -- Yanks down under -- The last outpost -- New Guinea interlude -- Wild eagles -- MO : the offensive blunted -- Guests of the Emperor -- Fading glory -- MacArthur's new airman -- Medal of Honor : Harl Pease, Jr. -- The personification of evil -- Momentum -- New identities -- Heavy bomber blues -- Medal of Honor : Kenneth N. Walker -- Blood in the water -- Operation I-Go : Yamamoto's last offensive -- Death of a warrior god -- Epilogue.

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