History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls, June 1942-April 1944

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University of Illinois Press, 2001 - 448 Seiten
During the last months of 1943, when Allied forces of the South and Southwest Pacific were hammering at islands and airfields in the Bismarcks and Bougainville, Admiral Chester Nimitz organized two massive amphibious operations to capture the strategically vital Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Volume 7 of Samuel Eliot Morison's splendid history describes this mighty sweep of the Pacific Fleet across Micronesia, as well as the warfare in the remote and frigid Aleutian Islands.
The campaigns of 1943-44 marked a great advance in the art of war. Fast carrier strikes, new anti-aircraft and airborne weapons, better radar capabilities, and faster fire- and damage-control solutions combined to revolutionize amphibious operations; advances in photographic reconnaissance improved strategic planning; and all-terrain vehicles called amphtracs facilitated beach landings. In addition, the Micronesia campaigns inspired revolutionary innovations in logistics to meet the challenge of supplying and servicing an enormous amphibious force in an area with no large land masses, no labor, and no supplies or facilities of any kind.
Similar logistical difficulties characterized operations in the Aleutian Islands, compounded by hazardous conditions including dense fog, almost constant cloud cover, blinding blizzards, and icy seas. Morison tracks the Americans' recovery of Attu and Kiska as well as the gallantly fought Battle of the Komandorski Islands.
 

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This volume is about the evolution of the USN's amphibious warfare techniques towards their final level of efficiency. While there isn't a great open sea battle to describe, the student of the Pacific ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Samuel Eliot Morison (1887-1976) was the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University and the author or editor of more than fifty books, including Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus, The European Discovery of America, and the multivolume Oxford History of the American People. He retired from the navy with the rank of rear admiral.

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