A Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1941- 1945
For almost 20 years, more than 200 reels of microfilmed Japanese naval records remained in the custody of the U.S. Naval History Division, virtually untouched. This unique book draws on those sources and others to tell the story of the Pacific War from the viewpoint of the Japanese. Former Marine Corps officer and Asian scholar Paul Dull focuses on the major surface engagements of the war--Coral Sea, Midway, the crucial Solomons campaign, and the last-ditch battles in the Marianas and Philippines. Also included are detailed track charts and a selection of Japanese photographs of major vessels and actions.
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A very useful blow by blow account of the naval war in the Pacific, especially of the phase of Japanese expansion. The first 19 chapters take you to the end of 1943. Three short chapters more take you ... Read full review
Map of Malay Campaign
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ORIGINAL DEFENSE
Map of Netherlands East Indies
Track Chart of First Phase of Battle of the Java Sea 27 February 1942
Track Chart of Third Phase of Battle of the Java Sea
Map of Guadalcanal
Track Chart of First Battle of the Solomon
DEFEAT OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY
Battle of the Komandorski
Map of Bougainville Island
Map of Leyte Gulf
Appendix AImperial Japanese Navy Major Ships in Commission
Appendix BNames of Imperial Japanese Navy Ships
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ABDA Admiral Yamamoto air attack airfield American Asashio August battleships began BKS Vol bombardment bombs British carrier planes Chokai column Combined Fleet command convoy damage December deck Desdiv Desron destroyers dive bombers east enemy escort February fighters fire Guadalcanal guns Haguro Hamakaze heavy carriers heavy cruisers Henderson Field Hiryu Imperial General Headquarters Invasion Force Isokaze Japan Japanese Army Japanese carriers Japanese destroyers Japanese Navy Japanese planes Japanese ships Java Jintsu June Kurita land launched light carrier light cruiser Maru Midway miles Morison Nachi Nagumo naval near-misses November October Operation ordered Ozawa Pearl Harbor Philippines Port Moresby Rabaul raid Rear Admiral reinforcements Ryujo sank screen seaplane tender September 1945 Shigure starboard Strait submarine Support Force Task Force Task Force 17 Task Group torpedo planes track chart transports TROMs Truk Tulagi U. S. carriers U. S. Navy Vice Admiral warships yards Yorktown Zuikaku
Page 5 - The government has decided that if there is no war, the fate of the nation is sealed. Even if there is war, the country may be ruined. Nevertheless, a nation which does not fight in this plight has lost its spirit and is already a doomed country. Only if we fight until the last soldier will it be possible to find a way out of this fatal situation.
Page 14 - ... speed to 24 knots and raced toward Pearl Harbor. On the carrier decks, planes were lined up wing to wing for their final check. Maintenance crews and flying crews worked assiduously to complete final preparation of their planes. About this time, we received Admiral Yamamoto's message for going to war: "The rise or fall of the Empire depends upon this battle; everyone will do his duty with utmost efforts.
Page 19 - Our Empire, for the purpose of self-defense and self-preservation, will complete preparations for war, with the last ten days of October as a tentative deadline, resolved to go to war with the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands if necessary.
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