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Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun : U.S. & Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II - Gene Eric Salecker

Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun

U.S. & Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II

Paperback Published: 25th September 2010
ISBN: 9780811706575
Number Of Pages: 384

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From the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, through Japan's surrender in September 1945, the Americans and Japanese conducted a total of twelve combat parachute drops in the Pacific theatre of World War II, seven by the U.S. and five by Japan. Filling a glaring gap in the historical record of the war and relying largely on the words of the participants, Gene Eric Salecker recounts all twelve drops, placing each in the context of the campaign, explaining why each succeeded or failed, and highlighting the courage and esprit de corps of paratroopers on both sides. About the Author Gene Eric Salecker is also the author of Rolling Thunder against the Rising Sun.

Introductionp. vi
Yokosuka 1st Special Naval Landing Forcep. 1
Dash Forwardp. 10
Japan Needs Oilp. 22
P1 Airfieldp. 29
The Capture of Palembangp. 42
Dutch West Timorp. 50
The U.S. Paratrooperp. 72
Equipping the American Paratrooperp. 87
Operation Cartwheelp. 102
Nadzabp. 112
Baptism of Firep. 127
Birth of a Division, Death of a Programp. 138
New Guinea Interludep. 149
Noemfoorp. 157
Leyte Firefightp. 172
The Calm before the Stormp. 186
Caught Nappingp. 209
Buri Airfieldp. 221
By Air and by Seap. 228
Tagaytay Ridgep. 234
The Rockp. 250
Rock Force Assaultp. 262
Seizing the Rockp. 272
Los BaƱosp. 281
The Raidp. 294
The Last Jumpp. 307
Epiloguep. 318
Notesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 361
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780811706575
ISBN-10: 0811706575
Series: Stackpole Military History Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 25th September 2010
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.61