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By Robert Conroy

ISBN-10: 0345500431

ISBN-13: 9780345500434

The USA has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Japan has purely all started to struggle. . . .

In 1945, heritage has reached a turning aspect. A negative new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no selection yet to give up. yet as a substitute, the unthinkable happens. With their state burned and shattered, jap lovers set in movement a frightening endgame--their target: to take the US down with them.

In Robert Conroy's brilliantly imagined epic story of worldwide warfare II, Emperor Hirohito's capitulation is hijacked through extremists and a weary usa is compelled to invade Japan as a final step in a conflict that has already expense such a lot of lives. because the jap lash out with strategies that not anyone has ever confronted before--from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze assaults that take out the highest-value objective within the Pacific command--the invasion's good fortune is without warning doubtful. As America's streets erupt in rioting, heritage will activate the acts of some key avid gamers from the fiery entrance strains to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, whereas a mortally wounded enemy turns into the best possibility of all.

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Instead, they could spend time scanning the sky for enemy aircraft. The shotai leader initiated the attack on an enemy aircraft or formation, and could deploy his wingmen in line astern or line abreast as the tactical situation required for sequential passes against the target. While excelling at individual combat, during the first year of the Pacific War the Zero-sen pilots more often employed hit-and-run tactics against an enemy airplane, with each pilot in the shotai diving down to make an individual firing pass, pulling out underneath the enemy aircraft and climbing swiftly back up to altitude to regain the initiative.

Thach worked out a system whereby the section on the right looked out over the section on the left, and vice versa. If the right-hand section saw enemy aircraft coming in to attack the section on the left, they would immediately turn in on the left-hand section, which, seeing their colleagues initiating a turn, would immediately begin their turn to the right. The scissoring tactic could be used repeatedly to fend off enemy attacks. com Lt Cdr John Thach’s defensive weave maneuver was based on a division of two elements flying in what he called the “Beam Defense Position,” in line abreast at a distance equal to the Wildcat’s turning radius.

When intelligence reports reached them that the Japanese had started construction of an airfield on Guadalcanal, King immediately switched the objective from the Santa Cruz Islands to Guadalcanal, with a target date of August 1, 1942 for the invasion. In the event, the 1st Marine Division landed on Tulagi and Guadalcanal on August 7. Thus began a six-month campaign for control of the island that turned into a grinding battle of attrition involving five major naval surface actions, two carrier battles (the Battle of the Eastern Solomons and the Battle of Santa Cruz), three major Japanese land offensives and a sustained air campaign against US Marine Corps, US Navy, and USAAF airplanes based on Guadalcanal.

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