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Kokoda air strikes : Allied Air Forces in New Guinea, 1942

Author: Anthony James Cooper
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author of the bestselling Darwin Spitfires casts a forensic eye over the role that Allied air forces played - or failed to play - in crucial World War II campaigns in New Guinea. This is the story of the early battles of the South West Pacific theatre - the Coral Sea, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Guadalcanal - presented as a single air campaign that began with the Japanese conquest of Rabaul in January 1942. It is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony James Cooper
ISBN: 9781742233833 174223383X
OCLC Number: 864292034
Description: xx, 507 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Australia's 'advance striking force' --
Losing Rabaul --
Losing Lae and Salamaua --
Fighters at last --
Moresby's pre-invasion 'blitz' --
The Yanks take over --
Combing the Coral Sea --
Preparing for the next push --
Losing Buna --
Losing Kokoda --
Defending the eastern flank --
Turning point at Milne Bay --
The air supply debacle --
Air supremacy by default.
Other Titles: Allied Air Forces in New Guinea, 1942
Responsibility: Anthony Cooper.

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