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Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun : The Combat History of U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in World War II - Gene Eric Salecker

Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun

The Combat History of U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in World War II

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Published: 10th May 2008
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Although the history of armor in World War II has captured the attention of countless authors, no one has yet chronicled the extensive use of tanks in the Pacific--until now. In comprehensive detail Gene Eric Salecker describes the exploits of American tanks on the jungle islands where troops engaged in savage combat and encountered unforgiving weather and terrain. Stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands in 1941, the U.S. Army's independent tank battalions fought from the very start of the war. From New Guinea and the Solomons to the Ryukyus, American armor proved instrumental in winning World War II in the Pacific. * First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater * Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa

Baptism of Firep. 1
Warp. 15
War Plan Orange-3p. 27
Into Bataanp. 38
Bataanp. 48
The Points and Pocketsp. 57
Siege and Sufferingp. 65
Surrenderp. 71
Reinforcements and Turnaboutp. 82
Taking Makinp. 91
Closing the Solomonsp. 108
Another Crack in the Outer Barrierp. 116
Isolating Rabaulp. 129
Leapfrogging the New Guinea Coastp. 136
Bloody Biakp. 144
Southern Saipanp. 154
The Valley of Deathp. 164
Hard Days on Saipanp. 175
The End on Saipanp. 183
Guamp. 194
Stepping Stonesp. 208
The Helmet's Wingsp. 220
The Returnp. 232
The Drive to Ormocp. 248
Luzonp. 257
Manilap. 272
Corregidor and Southern Luzonp. 291
Northern Luzonp. 303
Clearing the Southern Philippinesp. 317
Eastern Mindanaop. 326
Icebergp. 333
Hard Daysp. 345
The Last Battlep. 355
The Endp. 369
Notesp. 377
Bibliographyp. 422
Indexp. 442
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ISBN: 9780811703147
ISBN-10: 0811703142
Series: Stackpole Military History Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 10th May 2008
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.73