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World War 2 In Review: War In the Pacific No. 1

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World War 2 In Review

War In the Pacific No. 1

  • Ray Merriam
  • Merriam Press World War 2 In Review Series
  • First eBook Edition 2017
    • 372 photos/illustrations/maps
Features 39 articles covering a variety of battles and actions in the Pacific theater, including Biak, Guadalcanal, Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Coral Sea, Eniwetok, Midway, New Guinea, Buna, Peleliu, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, Philippines, the carriers Franklin, Lexington, Hiryu, Akagi, Kaga, subs Gudgeon and Wahoo, cruiser Helena, destroyers Hadley and Evans, kamikazes, frogmen, and more.

Contents
  • Jungleers on Biak
  • Battle of Biak
  • Incident on Biak Island
  • The War in the Solomons: A Report
  • The 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal
    • Bibliography
  • Guadalcanal Navy Cross: Al Schmid, USMC
    • Biography
    • World War II
    • Post World War II
    • Death
    • Data
  • The Jungle Slaughterhouse of Guadalcanal
  • Cape Torokina
    • Landings at Cape Torokina
    • Opposing forces
    • Torokina Airfield
    • Postwar
  • The Battle of Cibik’s Ridge: Bougainville, November 1943
  • Christmas on Bougainville
  • Battle of the Coral Sea
    • Background
    • Battle
    • Aftermath
    • Significance
    • Movies
    • Documentaries
    • Data
    • Allied Forces
    • Japanese Forces
  • Coral Sea Battle, 7-8 May 1942: Interrogation of Commanders H. Sekino and Masatake Okumiya, IJN
    • Summary
    • Transcript
  • The Frogmen of Eniwetok
  • Never a Battle Like Midway
  • “Fly Your Eggs Right Down Their Stacks”: A Dauntless Pilot at the Battle of Midway
  • Battle of Midway: Interrogation of Capt. Taijiro Aoki, IJN
    • Summary
    • Transcript
  • Battle of Midway: Interrogation of Capt. Takahisa Amagai, IJN
    • Summary
    • Transcript
  • The Japanese Aircraft Carrier Hiryu at the Battle of Midway: Interrogation of Capt. Susumu Kawaguchi, IJN
    • Summary
    • Transcript
  • I Fought the Americans at Midway
  • The Battle of New Guinea: January 1942-February 1944
    • The Battle of the Bismarck Sea, 2-4 March 1943
  • A Leavenworth Nightmare: The Battle for Buna
    • Organization of the Allied Forces in New Guinea, 16 November 1942-23 January 1943
  • The Nightmare That Was Peleliu
  • The Battle of Butterfly Ridge: Two Medals of Honor Awarded in Single Saipan Battle
    • The Defenders of Butterfly Ridge
  • The Battle for Iwo Jima: The Battle and the Flag Raising
    • The Landing
    • The Fight for Suribachi
    • The Iwo Jima Flag Raising
    • Action in the North
    • The 3rd Division Enters the Fight
    • Beginning of the End
    • Mopping Up
    • The Last Japanese Attempt
    • Summing Up
    • Appendix
  • Another View of the Iwo Jima Flag Raisings
  • Examining the Evidence: USMC Reviews Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo
    • Background
    • The Huly Panel
    • Questions Remain
  • Okinawa: Greatest Sea-Air Battle in History
    • Ships Employed in the Operation
    • Summary of Expeditionary Troops Engaged
    • Summary of Expeditionary Troops Employed
    • Navy Casualties Aboard Ships Only
    • Marine Corps Casualties
  • Pacific Supply Miracle: Vast Fleet Service Force Feeds Power that is Blowing Japanese off Okinawa
    • Tremendous Stream of Supplies
    • Land Bases
    • Ships
  • Okinawa: The Last Battleground
    • Helping Hand
  • The Kamikaze Killers: USS Hugh W. Hadley and USS Evans
    • Postscript
    • Bibliography
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Kamikaze Corps in the Philippines and at Okinawa: Interrogation of Capt. Mitsuo Fuchida, IJN
    • Summary
    • Transcript
  • Philippine Kamikaze Operations
  • Guts, Grit and Goals: A Vivid Illustration of the Power of the Human Mind

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