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The Naval Battles For Guadalcanal 1942

Author : Mark Stille
ISBN : 9781780961552
Genre : History
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The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. The battle of Savo Island on the night of 9 August 1942, saw the Japanese inflict a sever defeat on the Allied force, driving them away from Guadalcanal and leaving the just-landed marines in a perilously exposed position. This was the start of a series of night battles that culminated in the First and Second battles of Guadalcanal, fought on the nights of 13 and 15 November. One further major naval action followed, the battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942, when the US Navy once again suffered a severe defeat, but this time it was too late to alter the course of the battle as the Japanese evacuated Guadalcanal in early February 1943.This title will detail the contrasting fortunes experienced by both sides over the intense course of naval battles around the island throughout the second half of 1942 that did so much to turn the tide in the Pacific.

The Naval Battle Of Guadalcanal

Author : James W. Grace
ISBN : UOM:39015046011493
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One of the most ferocious naval battles of World War II, the night action off the coast of Guadalcanal on 13 November 1942 - between U.S. cruisers and Japanese battleships fighting at point-blank range - claimed the lives of two American admirals. Though famous for tipping the scales in favor of the U.S. Navy in this critical area of the Pacific, this action has never before received the treatment provided in this book. Here, James Grace describes events from deck level and from both sides. He draws on a wealth of previously untapped primary sources, including the vivid personal recollections of some two hundred Japanese and American survivors of the fight. These eyewitness accounts lend immediacy to a work that will appeal to the general reader as well as to serious World War II buffs and historians.


Author : Eric Hammel
ISBN : 9781890988197
Genre : History
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GUADALCANAL DECISION AT SEA The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 13–15,1942 ERIC HAMMEL Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea is a full-blown examination in vivid detail of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13–15, 1942, a crucial step toward America’s victory over the Japanese during World War II. The three‑day air and naval action incorporated America’s most decisive surface battle of the war and the only naval battle of this century in which Ameri­can battleships directly confronted and mor­tally wounded an enemy battleship. This American victory decided the future course of the naval war in the Pacific, indeed of the entire Pacific War. Eric Hammel has brilliantly blended the detailed historical records with personal accounts of many of the officers and enlisted men involved, creating an engrossing nar­rative of the strategy and struggle as seen by both sides. He has also included major new insights into crucial details of the battles, including a riveting account of the American forces’ failure to effectively use their radar advantage. Originally published in 1988 as the concluding volume in Eric Hammel’s series of three independent books focusing on the Guadalcanal campaign and exploring all the elements that made it a turning point of the war in the Pacific, Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea lives up to the high standards and expectations that have marked this author’s many historical books and articles. Praise for Guadalcanal: Decision at Sea and Eric Hammel “Hammel’s description of surface tactics, naval gunnery, and what happens when the order to abandon ship is given is vivid and memorable.” —Publishers Weekly “[Hammel’s] detailed and fast-paced chronicle includes a number of incidents and anecdotes not found in the more prosaic official histories.” —Sea Power

Neptune S Inferno

Author : James D. Hornfischer
ISBN : 9780553908077
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The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here, in stunning cinematic detail, are the seven major naval actions that began in August 1942, a time when the war seemed unwinnable and America fought on a shoestring, with the outcome always in doubt. Working from new interviews with survivors, unpublished eyewitness accounts, and newly available documents, Hornfischer paints a vivid picture of the officers and enlisted men who opposed the Japanese in America’s hour of need. The first major work on this subject in almost two decades, Neptune’s Inferno does what all great battle narratives do: It tells the gripping human stories behind the momentous events and critical decisions that altered the course of history and shaped so many lives.

1942 In Japan

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1157584144
Genre : History
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 151. Chapters: Guadalcanal Campaign, Battle of the Coral Sea, Doolittle Raid, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Battle of Mount Austen, the Galloping Horse, and the Sea Horse, Battle of Edson's Ridge, Battle of Savo Island, Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, Battle for Henderson Field, Battle of Cape Esperance, Battle of Singapore, Battle of the Eastern Solomons, Battle of Tassafaronga, Invasion of Tulagi, Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu-Tanambogo, Koli Point action, Matanikau Offensive, Battle of the Tenaru, Battle of Corregidor, Sook Ching massacre, Battle of Java, Battle of Ambon, Battle of the Java Sea, Easter Sunday Raid, Battle of Kranji, Battle of Toungoo, Indian Ocean raid, Battle of Sunda Strait, Selarang Barracks Incident, Battle of Manado, Invasion of Lae-Salamaua, Battle of Borneo, Action off Bougainville, Operation RY, Japanese military strategies in 1942, Battle of Palembang, Battle of Pasir Panjang, Battle of Badung Strait, Sichuan invasion, Battle of Christmas Island, Battle of Makassar Strait, Marshalls-Gilberts raids, Battle of Balikpapan, Second Battle of the Java Sea, Operation FS, Battle of Changsha, Battle of Tarakan, Parit Sulong Massacre, Battle of Yunnan-Burma Road, Battle of Bukit Timah, Zhejiang-Jiangxi Campaign, Japanese general election, 1942, Battle of Oktwin, Banka Island massacre, Battle of Tachiao. Excerpt: The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought from 4-8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first fleet action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other. It was also the first naval battle in history in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other. In an attempt to strengthen their defensive positioning for their empire in the So...

History Of United States Naval Operations In World War Ii

Author : Samuel Eliot Morison
ISBN : 025206996X
Genre : History
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During the six months covered by volume five of Morison's magnificent history, the United States Navy fought six major engagements in waters surrounding Guadalcanal, more bitter and bloody than any naval battle in American history since 1814.

Combat Narratives Battle Of Guadalcanal 11 15 November 1942

Author : U. S. Navy
ISBN : 1481858831
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The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was the most complex naval engagement of the arduous Guadalcanal Campaign. Commencing on 11 November 1942, it lasted for five days and consisted of three phases: a cruiser night action, a carrier action, and a battleship night action. The Japanese precipitated the battle by launching a determined effort to land reinforcements in order to seize Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, the key American facility on the island. The U.S. Navy countered that effort and, in the ensuing action, both navies suffered heavy losses. But the Japanese failed to seize control of the seas around Guadalcanal or to significantly increase the strength of their force ashore. This action marked the last time that the Imperial Japanese Navy would launch a major offensive in the Guadalcanal area.

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