Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun: U.S. and Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - History - 377 pages
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  • Complete account of airborne operations in the Pacific theater
  • Firsthand descriptions from American and Japanese paratroopers
  • Detailed maps illustrate battles

    From the attack on Pearl Harbor through Japan's surrender, the Americans and Japanese conducted a total of twelve combat parachute drops in the Pacific theater of World War II. Filling a glaring gap in the historical record of the war, Gene Eric Salecker recounts all twelve drops, highlighting the courage of paratroopers on both sides.

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    Contents

    Chapter 1 Yokosuka 1st Special Naval Landing Force 1
    1
    Chapter 2 Dash Forward 10
    10
    Chapter 3 Japan Needs Oil 22
    22
    Chapter 4 P1 Airfield 29
    29
    Chapter 5 The Capture of Palembang 42
    42
    Chapter 6 Dutch West Timor 50
    50
    Chapter 7 The US Paratrooper 72
    72
    Chapter 8 Equipping the American Paratrooper 87
    87
    Chapter 18 Buri Airfield 221
    221
    Chapter 19 By Air and by Sea 228
    228
    Chapter 20 Tagaytay Ridge 234
    234
    Chapter 21 The Rock 250
    250
    Chapter 22 Rock Force Assault 262
    262
    Chapter 23 Seizing the Rock 272
    272
    Chapter 24 Los Baņos 281
    281
    Chapter 25 The Raid 294
    294

    Chapter 9 Operation Cartwheel 102
    102
    Chapter 10 Nadzab 112
    112
    Chapter 11 Baptism of Fire 127
    127
    Chapter 12 Birth of a Division Death of a Program 138
    138
    Chapter 13 New Guinea Interlude 149
    149
    Chapter 14 Noemfoor 157
    157
    Chapter 15 Leyte Firefight 172
    172
    Chapter 16 The Calm before the Storm 186
    186
    Chapter 17 Caught Napping 209
    209
    Chapter 26 The Last Jump 307
    307
    Epilogue 318
    318
    Notes 321
    321
    Bibliography 361
    361
    Index 369
    369
    Other Books in the Series
    378
    Back Cover
    387
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    Gene Eric Salecker lives near Chicago, Illinois.

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