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The Battle for Tinian : vital stepping stone in America's war against Japan

Author: Nathan Prefer
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In July 1944, the 9,000-man Japanese garrison on the island of Tinian listened warily as the thunder of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, Army and Air Corps, descended on their neighbouring  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Prefer
ISBN: 9781612000947 1612000940
OCLC Number: 795039880
Description: 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tinian : the island --
The defenders : the Japanese garrison on Tinian --
Why Tinian? --
The plan : 'Playing by ear" --
JIG Day, July 24th --
Japanese counterattack --
25 July 1944 : expanding the beachhead --
26 July 1944 : where are the Japanese?" --
The Marines advance South --
Tinian town and beyond--
The bitter end --
Tinian to Nagasaki --
Conclusion : the importance of Tinian.
Responsibility: Nathan N. Prefer.
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