Fortress Rabul and the Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943

1942 April 194

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.

Bruce Gamble is a retired naval flight officer and former historian with the Naval Aviation Museum foundation. He is the author of three previous books about the Pacific war: "The Black Sheep," a complete combat history of Marine Fighting Squadron 214;" Black Sheep One," a definitive biography of Greg "Pappy" Boyington; and "Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul," a detailed account of the Japanese invasion of New Britain. He lives in northwest Florida.

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Seitenzahl 448
Erscheinungsdatum 25.06.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7603-2350-2
Verlag Motorbooks International
Maße (L/B/H) 237/164/36 mm
Gewicht 780
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