D-Day New Guinea brings together the extraordinary stories of the Australian, American and Japanese participants in this battle, and of the fight against the cloying jungle, the raging rivers and the soaring mountain ranges that made New ...
Author: Phillip Bradley
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful large-scale Allied airborne operation of the war. D-Day New Guinea brings together the extraordinary stories of the Australian, American and Japanese participants in this battle, and of the fight against the cloying jungle, the raging rivers and the soaring mountain ranges that made New Guinea such a daunting battlefield. Phillip Bradley brings a compelling clarity, humanity and new insight into a little known but crucial Australian battle of the Pacific War.
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Author: Craig L. Symonds
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly), and Operation Neptune (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature), Craig L. Symonds ranks among the country's finest naval historians.World War II at Sea is his crowning achievement, a narrative of the entire war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas between 1939 and 1945.Here are the major engagements and their interconnections: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the scuttling of the French Navy; the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords and Mussolini's Regia Marina; the rise of the KidoButai and Pearl Harbor; the landings in North Africa and New Guinea, then on Normandy and Iwo Jima. Symonds offers indelible portraits of the great naval leaders - FDR and Churchill (self-proclaimed "Navy men"), Karl Donitz, Francois Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Louis Mountbatten, andWilliam Halsey - while acknowledging the countless seamen and officers of all nationalities whose lives were lost during the greatest naval conflicts ever fought. World War II at Sea is history on a truly epic scale.
with its equipment in the afternoon of D-day, not only added to the snarl of
vehicles in the exit lane but compounded the problems of the shore party by
churning up the sandy track leading off the beach so that it could be used only
with great ...
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
This installment of Samuel Eliot Morison's insider history of the U.S. Navy covers five of the most eventful months of the Pacific war, March through July 1944. Awash with spectacular rescues of downed airmen, bold beach landings, and brilliant though risky strategic gambles, this volume carries Morison's coverage of the war in the Pacific through the Allies' securing of Dutch New Guinea and the Marianas. The three assaults that comprised Operation "Forager"--in which Morison participated--add up to one of the most important amphibious operations in history: protracted, bitterly contested, requiring great flexibility as well as fortitude. The development of powerful new weapons and sophisticated new tactics, together with the greatly extended distance of active operations from continental bases, rendered naval operations more vast and more complicated than ever before in history. After nearly two years of bitter and almost continuous fighting, the Allies have broken the Bismarcks Barrier, conquered key Japanese positions in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands, and cleared the way for an advance along the New Guinea-Mindanao axis. General MacArthur is intent on his one road to Tokyo, but Combined Chiefs of Staff decide to send Admiral Nimitz and the Pacific Fleet on a second, northern route, parallel to MacArthur's. Morison follows MacArthur's Southwest Pacific Forces in a series of bold leaps to Holandiak, Wakde, Biak, and the Vogelkop, also covering Pacific Fleet operations from the end of the Marshall Islands campaign to the recovery of Guam.
0715 Landing vehicle tank vessels landed two companies near Pim, New Guinea
, to take the heights overlooking the landing area. 0900 US Army ... >1500 All D-
Day objectives were reached at a cost of only six men killed and sixteen ...
Author: Don Kindell
In April, May and June 1944, there were three major areas of naval conflict: In New Guinea: United States (US) and Australian forces landed at Aitape and Hollandia, then at Arare, Wakde and Biak Island. In Europe: The battle for the control of the English Channel heated up. The German navy attacked what they thought was an Allied convoy along the English southwestern coast. They had actually stumbled upon Operation TIGER, the Allied training exercise for the upcoming Normandy landing. RAF Bomber Command mined Biscay, Bretagne, La Pallice, Lorient, Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Den Helder, Texel, the Friesian Islands, the German Bay, Kattegat, Kiel, Swinemünde, Gotenhafen, and Pillau. The Allies initiated Operation NEPTUNE to conceal the real Allied landing location from the Germans. All this culminated in the Allied landing in Normandy, France, in Operation OVERLORD. In the Pacific: The US landed on Saipan, considered Japanese territory, in Operation FORAGER, which caused the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
Peter D. Davidson ... His first strike of the new strategy was Los Negros in the
Admiralty Islands. ... Each new invasion thus required one or more engineering
battalions landing at D-day to commence building the airstrip or strips for the next
Author: Peter D. Davidson
Original letters and photos describing the everyday life and problems of an enlisted man in an engineering battalion in New Guinea, the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan from 1943-1946.
Phil was parachuted with his battalion into Arnhem as a participant in the Bridge
Too Far episode after D day during WWII. Another ... of oil began. The surveys
described in Taubada Time were done in the Taubada Time Papua New Guinea
Author: Noel Tunny
Publisher: Boolarong Press
If you want to know about some people who had so little to give but who gave so much then you should read this book. It is an account of the experiences of a young man working as a surveyor with teams of native Papuans in the bushland of Papua.
On the beaches at Wakde-Sarmi we practiced loading and unloading the
transportation which would taxi us to our next destination, Noemfoor Island in
Geelvink Bay, N.W. Dutch New Guinea. Our D-Day invasion, called “Operation
Author: Harold Braun
Publisher: Sea Bird Publishing, Inc.
The late Capt. Braun was a highly decorated WWII veteran and commanded Company B, 1st Batallion, 158th Regimental Combat Team in the South Pacific. This is the amazing story of Braun's service with America's most ethnically diverse fighting unit in that war, The 158th Regimental Combat Team, The Bushmasters. The Bushmasters went into battle in the steaming jungles of New Guinea as green troops but soon proved their mettle against the formidable Japanese 36th "Tiger" Division. This book shows the battles, and the lighter sides of G.I. life, through the eyes of a C.O. who really cared about his men.
After a short stay in New Caledonia, his next trip took him to New Guinea, where
his outfit, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st ... stop was at Cape
Gloucester, where they arrived a few days after D-Day, just after Christmas of
Author: Robert A. Simonsen
"The book, inspired by the author's close call in May 1968, details individual experiences in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Personal background from before and after the close calls provides a more hum
The second landing was scheduled for Hollandia, on the north coast of New
Guinea, some five hundred nautical miles farther west from Manus Island. D day
for Hollandia was set for April 22, five weeks in the future. The use of Task Force
Author: C. Snelling Robinson
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- 1. Fitting Out -- 2. Shakedown Cruise -- 3. To Pearl Harbor and the Pacific Fleet -- 4. Tarawa: Operation Galvanic -- 5. Independent Duties in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands -- 6. Operation Flintlock -- 7. To Espiritu Santo -- 8. Fifth Fleet Operations in the Southwest Pacific -- 9. Majuro -- 10. Personnel Changes -- 11. Operation Forager and the Battle of the Philippine Sea -- 12. Task Force 58 Returns to Saipan -- 13. The Cotten and Destroyer Squadron 50 Screen the Battle Line -- 14. Command Changes -- 15. Admiral Halsey Trains the Battle Line -- 16. Third Fleet Operations Prior to the Battle of Leyte Gulf -- 17. The Battle of Leyte Gulf -- 18. Action off Cape Engafio -- 19. Kamikazes Enter the Pacific War -- 20. Kamikazes: Midget Subs and More Planes -- 21. The Great Pacific Typhoon, December 1944 -- 22. In the South China Sea -- 23. Air Strikes against Tokyo: Iwo lima D Day -- 24. A Second Strike against the Tokyo Area -- 25. Iwo Jima: March 5-13, 1945 -- 26. Encounter with Japanese Patrol Vessels -- 27. Iwo Jima Secured -- 28. Shore Leave -- 29. Hunters Point -- 30. Stateside Duty Comes to an End -- 31. The War Ends -- 32. Transition -- 33. The Tokyo Bay Occupation Force -- 34. Tokyo -- 35. The Cotten Acquires a Kamikaze Speedboat -- 36. The Tokyo Bay Roadstead -- 37. Atami -- 38. The House of the Golden Wave -- 39. Squadron 50 Leaves the Occupation Force -- Epilogue -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
For the Lincoln boys, Tommy and Jack (distantly related to Abraham), lost in the
air force flying the Hump, and on the ranges of New Guinea. For Iggy Knott,
snuffed out in his parachute harness in Normandy on D-Day. For my wife's uncle,
Author: University of Arkansas Press
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
This Unusual Volume of short essays comes from thirty-three Arkansans, who recall their favorite places in the Natural State. Including sketches by lifelong natives and emigres, the collection presents sensitive descriptions of childhood play spots, special home sites, physical landmarks, towns, rivers, mountaintops, highways, and interior places. Maps and photographs locate the hallowed spots, ranging broadly over the state. Designed in journal format, blank pages at the end of the book invite private entries for "My Favorite Place" by the owner of the book, allowing it to be given as a gift to visitors or as a memento for the next generation. Originally compiled by the staff of the Arkansas Times, Somewhere Apart has been extended, honed, and polished by The University of Arkansas Press into a gem of a book. "My first remembrances are of mud and dust, white and black people, horses and mules". -- Robert Pugh "I'm a child of the hills. My roots are in Cass, in the Boston Mountains, where my great-grandmother ... grew up on the Mulberry River". -- Barbara Pryor "Arkansas has a rough sort of beauty that often bears a sting or an itch". -- John Churchill "A stair of fieldstones led down to the pool. On the hottest days of summer we'd have to splash water on them so they wouldn't burn our bare feet". -- Lucinda Williams "I always suggest visitors get a massage, eat a really good meal of slow food at any of a dozen or so chef-owned restaurants, buy something made and sold only right here, nap, relax". -- Crescent Dragonwagon "The sun rising on a cold, clear morning, a mutual goal and plenty of time dedicated to conversation with my son make that remote duck blind a specialplace". -- Jim Kelley "This thoroughly charming village still has a 'square' of sorts with buildings on four sides, including a still-serving cafe (where once I ordered peach 'clobber' from the menu), a still-paying bank, and even a still-fixing mechanic running 'Malfunction Junction.'" -- Donald Harington "The barns and sheds have sheltered hay, tools, field vermin, lovers, the broken hearted, playing grandchildren, and, now, family reunions". -- Carl Stover "Everybody needs a laughing place -- and this is the one for me!" -- Elizabeth Jacoway
Discoveries & Surveys in New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands; a Cruise
in Polynesia and Visits to the ... The “ Blanche ” remained in this position one
night , and the following day retraced her way without having made any nearer ...
Author: John Moresby
Publisher: London : J. Murray
Aboriginal settlement a few miles from Somerset, pearl fisheries of Torres Straits Is., life of natives, physical description, shelters, hunting and fishing gear.
THE ADMIRALTY CAMPAIGN 15 THE L/1ND1NG ON LOS NEGROS. On D-Day
the landing force. The Bismarck Archipelago is a chain of islands that extends
like a flexed and disjointed arm from the north coast of New Guinea and curves to
Author: Turner Publishing
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
First printed in 1947 in Japan, this reprint has been magnificently restored. It depicts the account of the 1st Cavalry Division's activities during World War II. Displays the memories of the brave men of the 1st Cavalry Division who moved in to kill the enemy and who also gave their lives. Written for the trooper, it places an emphasis on the daily activities of the war. Illustrated with hundreds of photos.
D-Day and the Assault on Europe Gerald Astor ... MacArthur hatchedascheme to
bypass a numberofenemy baseswith a 580mileleap to Hollandia, onthenorth
coastof Dutch NewGuinea. Thegiant step avoided confrontation withastring of ...
Author: Gerald Astor
Publisher: Hachette UK
Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris.
Departed States 22 March 1944, arrived New Guinea 7 May and attached to XI
Corps. ... Arrived England in November 1943, reequipped as standard tank
battalion; former Company C reattached as Company D. Landed D-Day on Utah
Author: Harry Yeide
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Tanks, amphibian tanks, and amphibian tractors in action in all theaters, from Africa and Europe to the Pacific How the battalions fought the war, often in the tankers' own words Crystal-clear maps The U.S. Army's separate armored battalions fought in obscurity by comparison with the flashy armored divisions, but they carried the heavier burden in the grim struggle against the Axis in World War II. The battalions participated in every armored amphibious assault that the army conducted. They did most of the bloody work in Italy, made vital contributions in France, and constituted the entire effort in the Pacific.