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General Kenney reports; a personal history of the Pacific War,

Author: George C Kenney
Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce [1949]
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The commanding general of the Allied Air Forces of the Southwest Pacific wrote a personal report, using as his framework the diary he kept throughout the war years. General Kenney was probably the most popular commander of American forces during World War Il, and readers will understand why his leadership and humanity inspired such courage and loyalty among the fliers of the Fifth and Thirteenth Air Forces. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kenney, George C. (George Churchill), 1889-1977.
General Kenney reports.
New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce [1949]
(OCoLC)563191037
Named Person: George C Kenney; George Churchill Kenney; George C Kenney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Kenney
OCLC Number: 1227801
Description: xiv, 594 pages maps 22 cm
Contents: Assignment to the Pacific, July 1942 --
With MacArthur in Australia, August 942 --
New Guinea, August-September, 1942 --
The Buna Campaign: I, September-October,1942 --
The Buna Campaign: II, November-December,1942 --
"Our losses were light", January-February,1943 --
The battle of the Bismarck Sea, March,1943 --
First trip to Washington, March1943 --
Slugging match: Dobodura, April-May,1943 --
Air supremacy: Marilinan and Wewak, June-August,1943 --
Nadzab and Lae, September,1943 --
Markham Valley, September-October,1943 --
Taking out Rabaul, October-November,1943 --
Cape Gloucester, December,1943 --
Second trip to Washington, January,1944 --
Los Negros, February,1944 --
The Hollandia Operation, March-April,1944 --
Hollandia to Noemfoor, May-June,1944 --
Sansapor and Morotai, July-August,1944 --
Balikpapan, September-October,1944 --
The Battle for Leyte Gulf, October,1944 --
The Philippines: I. Leyte, November-December,1944 --
The Philippines: II. Mindoro, December,1944 --
The Philippines:III. Lingayen to Manila, January-February,1945 --
Third trip to Washington, March,1945 --
Okinawa and the Kyushu Plan, May-July,1945 --
The Japanese surrender, August-September,1945.
Responsibility: with maps by the author.

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The commanding general of the Allied Air Forces of the Southwest Pacific wrote a personal report, using as his framework the diary he kept throughout the war years. General Kenney was probably the most popular commander of American forces during World War Il, and readers will understand why his leadership and humanity inspired such courage and loyalty among the fliers of the Fifth and Thirteenth Air Forces. A daring, gifted, remarkably successful military leader, General Kenney pioneered the tactics and strategy of a new kind of warfare in a dozen brilliant ways, perfecting the dangerous skills of skip-bombing, low-altitude strafing, and parafrag bombing. He improvised breathtaking feats of airborne war and executed them flawlessly. Enormously readable and unmistakably authentic, his story began in the dark days of July 1942 when the Japanese were at Australia's threshold. Step by step, island by island, across the incredible distances of the Pacific, they were pushed back, though they usually had more men and planes and guns, and always had a shorter lifeline, than the forces under MacArthur.--From publisher description.

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