The First South Pacific Campaign: Pacific Fleet Strategy December 1941 - June 1942

The First South Pacific Campaign: Pacific Fleet Strategy December 1941 - June 1942

by John B. Lundstrom
     
 

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On May 7 and 8, 1942, fast carrier task forces from the United States and Imperial Japanese met in combat for the first time in the Battle of the Coral Sea. A strategic victory for the U.S. despite the loss of the carrier Lexington, the battle blunted the Japanese drive on Port Moresby, a valuable Allied air base on the island of New Guinea. LundstromSee more details below

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On May 7 and 8, 1942, fast carrier task forces from the United States and Imperial Japanese met in combat for the first time in the Battle of the Coral Sea. A strategic victory for the U.S. despite the loss of the carrier Lexington, the battle blunted the Japanese drive on Port Moresby, a valuable Allied air base on the island of New Guinea. Lundstrom offers a detailed analysis of the fundamental strategies employed by Japan and the U.S. in the South Pacific from January to June 1942, the efforts of Adm. Ernest J. King to reinforce the area in spite of Roosevelt's Europe First grand strategy and Adm.Chester Nimitz's aggressive plans to fight in the Coral Sea. Now in paperback, The First Pacific Campaign provides a superb overview of the crucial first six months of the naval war in the South Pacific.

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ISBN-13:
9781591144175
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
546,085
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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