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New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 : by Samuel Eliot Morison

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., ©1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers five eventful months of the Pacific war and describes the submarine patrols, the fast carrier strikes of March and April, and the bold leaps of the Southwest Pacific Forces under General MacArthur's command. Here also is the story of Pacific Fleet operations from the end of the Marshall Islands campaign to the recovery of Guam).
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Eliot Morison
OCLC Number: 16120497
Notes: Appendix I. Hollandia task organization.-- Appendix II. Naval forces engaged in the capture of Saipan and Tinian.-- Appendix III. Forces engaged in the Battle of the Philippine Sea.-- Appendix IV. Naval forces engaged in the capture of Guam, 21 July-10 August 1944.
Includes index.
An Atlantic Monthly Press Book.
Description: xxxiii, 435 pages : illustrations, charts, maps (1 folded), portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 --
Strategy, submarines, and strikes --
The Pacific Strategy for 1944 --
Submarine patrols, December 1943-July 1944 --
Fast carrier strikes on Palau, Hollandia and Truk, 22 March-30 April 1944 --
The Conquest of New Guinea --
The Southwest Pacific Organization --
Dutch New Guinea and the "Reckless" Plan --
The Hollandia Operation, 21 April-6 June 1944 --
Wake-Sarmi, May 1944 --
Biak, 27 May-1 June 1944 --
The Japanese reaction to Biak (Operation "KON"), 27 May-13 June 1944 --
Noemfoor and Sansapor, 2 July-3 September 1944 --
The Marianas --
Preliminary poundings and final plans, February-April 1944 --
Approach and bombardment, 10 May-14 June 1944 --
Saipan, 15-21 June 1944 --
Battle of the Philippine Sea, preliminaries, 3 May-18 June 1944 --
Battle of the Philippine Sea, the action, 19-20 June --
Battle of the Philippine Sea, conclusion, 20-24 June --
Saipan secured, 21 June-9 July 1944 --
Logistics for the Marianas --
The fight for Tinian, 24 July-1 August 1944 --
Guam recovered, June-August 1944. Appendix I. Hollandia task organization. --
Appendix II. Naval forces engaged in the capture of Saipan and Tinian. --
Appendix III. Forces engaged in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. --
Appendix IV. Naval forces engaged in the capture of Guam, 21 July-10 August 1944.
Responsibility: with illustrations.

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Covers five eventful months of the Pacific war and describes the submarine patrols, the fast carrier strikes of March and April, and the bold leaps of the Southwest Pacific Forces under General MacArthur's command. Here also is the story of Pacific Fleet operations from the end of the Marshall Islands campaign to the recovery of Guam).

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