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Air Campaign 2 – Rabaul 1943-44 – Reducing Japan’s Great Island Fortress

AUTHOR – Mark Lardas

PUBLISHER – Osprey

FORMAT – Softback

PAGES – 96

PUBLISHED – 2018

ISBN – 978 1 4728 2244 4

 

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Categories: , Product ID: 2182

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In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies’ path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely. The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power – it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific.

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