Luzon 1945

Author: Clayton Chun
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472816293
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Emphasizing the differences in Japanese and American strategy, and detailing the combat operations of the campaign, this volume tells the story of how MacArthur kept his promise to return and liberate the Philippines.

History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii

Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070648
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Not until April 1945, during the Okinawa campaign, when it was impossible to
suppress the news any longer, did the Pentagon break one of the greatest news
stories of the war. It so happened that the kamikaze story ... profiting by bitter
experiences, has at last evolved a sound defensive plan against carrier attacks.
He has coordinated and ... 76) stares that during the Philippines campaigns 26.8
per cent of the kamikazes hit a ship and 1.9 per cent sank one. This was almost
double the ...

Vom Alten Schlag

Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864134102
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Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3.

The Final Victories

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761449508
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Yet several questions dominated U. S. planning for the new year: How could the
U. S. achieve final victory and how many lives would it cost? The best guess was
that the end would not come until 1946 and at a terrible cost in U. S. and
Japanese lives. Evidence from three battles in early 1945 supported this view.
The first stage of the Philippines campaign ended with the retaking of Leyte in
December 1944. The next phase was the liberation of Luzon, the main island and
location of ...

The Infantry S Armor

Author: Harry Yeide
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811705951
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65. 66. 67. 68. ations of the Los Banos Force (1st Battalion, 511th Parachute
Infantry, and 1st Battalion, 188th Glider Infantry), 11th Airborne Division, in the
Liberation of Internees from the Los Banos Internment Camp, Luzon, Philippine
Islands, 23 February 1945 (Luzon Campaign) (Personal Experience of a
Battalion Operations Officer),” submitted for the Advanced Infantry Officers
Course, 1947–1948, the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. Smith, Triumph
in the Philippines, 190.

Okinawa 1945

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782004629
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The last battle Gordon L. Rottman. Bypassing the Philippines would prevent a
potentially protracted campaign requiring a massive commitment of US forces.
Formosa would provide a base from which to invade the mainland, protect sea
routes to China, and ... plan that included recapturing much of the Philippines
between October and December 1944. Depending on the situation, either Luzon
would be invaded in February 1945 or Formosa–Amoy Area (on mainland China)
in March.

The Battle For Leyte 1944

Author: Milan Vego
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612511716
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In July, MacArthur submitted to Marshall a summary of his latest version of the
campaign plan for the liberation of the Philippines, code-named RENO V. The
plan aimed at capturing central and northern Luzon before the beginning of the
1945 rainy season, and providing support to the planned operations to seize
Formosa and southern China's coast. MacArthur planned to land at Vogelkop
Peninsula and Morotai, northern Moluccas, followed by securing a foothold in the
southern and ...

The Original Tomcat

Author: Jackson Sellers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465320742
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Two days later, just west of the central Philippine Islands, she topped off from the
USS Patuxent (AO44), receiving a mere 477 barrels, perhaps the last drop the
oiler could give. Captain Acuff's tankers had fed the hungry task ... This was the
Philippine Liberation Ribbon, awarded with one engagement star for the Leyte
Gulf campaign (October to November 1944) and another for the Luzon campaign
(December 1944 to April 1945). In addition, everyone aboard the ship during
those ...


Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307957187
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The World at War, 1939-1945 Max Hastings. Leyte Island was secured at the end
of December; thereafter, on 9 January 1945 U.S. forces landed on the main
Philippine island of Luzon, to begin a campaign which lasted for the rest of the
war against Japanese forces directed with stubborn skill by Gen. Tomoyoki
Yamashita, the 1942 “Tiger of Malaya.” Manila, the capital, was razed to the
ground during weeks of fighting, in which forces of Japanese sailors fought
almost to the last man.