World War II, Pacific Theater: Extraordinary Stories of Heroism, Victory, and Defeat

World War II, Pacific Theater: Extraordinary Stories of Heroism, Victory, and Defeat

by Bennett Fisher

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Overview

True World War II Stories: From Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) to the second atomic bomb (August 9, 1945) at Nagasaki was three years and nine months.


  • More than sixteen million Americans were in uniform for WWII.

  • One hundred and twelve thousand American military men and women died in the Pacific Theater in combat, from disease, accidents, and as prisoners of war.



This book describes the true experiences of these countless Americans. Stories of military members of the Empire of Japan, and an Australian Army nurse.



  • Familiar military stories

  • Unfamiliar military stories

  • Untold military stories



The book Includes humor, drama, poignancy, heroism, teamwork, camaraderie, ecstasy, and despair – all realities of War. The stories include sidebar accounts. Some fast forward to current times, for comparisons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513650036
Publisher: Dean B Fisher
Publication date: 02/15/2019
Pages: 668
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION -v

1 FIRST USS SUNK BY ENEMY AIRCRAFT -1

2 JAPANESE MINI-SUBMARINES AT PEARL HARBOR -21

3 FIRST U.S. MILITARY KILLED AT PEARL HARBOR -56

4 NIIHAU EPISODE, JAPANESE INCARCERATION -76

5 LIEUTENANT COLONEL VIVIAN BULLWINKEL -111

6 USS HOUSTON HEAVY CRUISER -121

7 DOOLITTLE RAID, INSTRUMENT FLYING -156

8 MITSUBISHI AKUTAN A6M ZERO -189

9 SIGNALMAN FIRST CLASS DOUGLAS MUNRO -209

10 SULLIVAN BROTHERS, KIN SERVING TOGETHER -219

11 ONLY U.S. NAVAL BATTLE, 2 ADMIRALS LOST -239

12 MESSMAN THIRD CLASS DORIS MILLER, NAVY RACISM -248

13 CAPTAIN LOUIS ZAMPERINI -263

14 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER BUTCH O’HARE -270

15 CHICHIJIMA ISLAND CANNABILISM -278

16 SEDGLEY GLOVE GUN -305

17 JAPAN GETS DESPERATE, SUPER SUBMARINES -310

18 USS BARB, BOY SCOUT TRAIN JAMBOREE -335

19 TECHNICAL SERGEANT BEN KUROKI, JAPANESE AMERICANS SERVING -344

20 CAPTAIN JACK LUCAS, UNDERAGE IN WWII -378

21 GUNNERY SERGEANT JOHN BASILONE -397

22 CORPORAL DESMOND THOMAS DOSS, CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION -406

23 USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35) -445

24 REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD ANTRIM -482

25 COLONEL WENDELL W. FERTIG -490

26 USS WILLIAM D. PORTER -515

27 HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI -521

28 LAST AMERICAN DEATH -- WWII -567

29 JAPANESE HOLDOUTS -579

30 INVOLVEMENT OF U.S. PRESIDENTS IN WWII -600

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -659

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