The Marshalls-Gilberts Raid

September 9, 2016 PE Matt 0

Since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Pacific Fleet’s carrier force had been kept busy. Whilst waiting for the newly appointed Admiral Chester Nimitz to arrive and take control of the situation, three carriers had […]

Wake Island

October 30, 2015 PE Matt 0

Wake Island was claimed as a US possession in 1899, after the Spanish-American war. The tiny V shaped coral island lay 2,000 miles from Hawaii, but less than half that distance from key Japanese bases […]

Pearl Harbor: The Second Wave

October 16, 2015 PE Matt 0

As the first wave of aircraft was beginning their attack on Pearl Harbor, a second wave was already winging its way south to join in the attack. Whilst the first wave had the Pacific Fleet […]

Japanese Naval Aircraft

Pearl Harbor: The First Wave

October 9, 2015 PE Matt 0

Japan’s war in China brought her into direct conflict with the United States. As Japanese forces moved south into Indochina, the threat to American interests in the Philippines, as well as the British and Dutch […]

German Raiders in the Pacific

August 14, 2015 PE Matt 0

Although the war in China had been raging since 1937, it wasn’t until 1939 that Europe likewise followed Asia into a general war. The two conflicts would remain largely separate endeavours until the Japanese attack […]

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