American Armor in the Pacific

American Armor in the Pacific

by Mike Guardia


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This Casemate Illustrated illustrates US Army and Marine Corps' amor operations during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45.

This latest in the Casemate Illustrated series explores American armor during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45. During this period there were over twenty major tank battles and operations where tanks provided heavy support to infantry units. These operations include the battle of Tarawa and the Bougainville Campaign. Relying heavily on first-person accounts, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces are discussed.

This book also looks at the Pacific theater, and how American armor was employed with great success in that theater of war. Detailed information on American and Japanese armored forces, including development, equipment, capabilities, organization, and order of battle, is given.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612008189
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Series: Casemate Illustrated Series
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 719,117
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Mike Guardia is an internationally recognized author and military historian. A veteran of the United States Army, he served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He has twice been nominated for the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Book Award and is an active member in the Military Writers Society of America. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston. He currently lives in Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Timeline of Events 6

Introduction 8

Opposing Forces 11

Defeat in the Philippines 32

Southwest Pacific Campaign 36

Central Pacific Campaign 44

Western Pacific Campaign 84

Afterword 124

Further Reading 125

Index 126

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