The Battling Bastards of Bataan

May 20, 2016 PE Matt 0

Following the initial Japanese attacks that had badly damaged the Far Eastern Air Force in December 1941, most of the surviving heavy bombers had been withdrawn well to the south. Meanwhile the remnants of the […]

The Fall of Rabaul

May 6, 2016 PE Matt 0

As the invasions of the Philippines and Malaya were proceeding according to schedule, the Japanese began the second phase of their offensive – this time, taking Allied positions to the east. Amongst the most important […]

British and Dutch Borneo

February 5, 2016 PE Matt 0

The island of Borneo was divided between the Dutch, who controlled most of the central and south of the island, and the British who controlled the northern coastal regions of Sarawak, Brunei and British North […]

The Loss of Northern Malaya

January 22, 2016 PE Matt 0

With the Japanese having established a firm foothold on the northern part of the Malayan Peninsula, their troops moved rapidly to capture key British facilities. More army sentai began to fly into the airfields close […]

The Fight for the Philippines

January 15, 2016 PE Matt 0

The attack on Clark Field, with which the Japanese had opened their offensive on the Philippines, had decimated the American Far East Air force (FEAF). Half of the FEAF’s vaunted B-17 Flying Fortress bombers had […]

The Defeat of Force Z

December 21, 2015 PE Matt 0

As the situation in the Far East deteriorated during the second half of 1941, the British government looked at ways to reinforce their colonies in the Pacific. One of the jewels of the British Empire […]

The South Pacific Air Ferry Route

December 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

In mid-1941 the USAAF began to build up its strength in the Philippine Islands. The Far East Air Force was to be reinforced so that it could effectively defend the islands from potential Japanese incursions, […]

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