The Liberation of the Philippines - Luzon, Mindanao, the Visayas, 1944 - 1945

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University of Illinois Press, 2002 - Počet stran: 392
The smoke from the Battle for Leyte Gulf had hardly cleared before plans were being made for the liberation of the rest of the Philippine Archipelago. This book describes the prominent role of the Kamikaze Special Attack Corps, whose frenzied suicidal bombings offered the main resistance to the Allied occupation of Mindoro.
 

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Planning for Luzon OctoberDecember 1944
3
Mindoro December 1 February 194
17
Fast Carrier Forces in Support 10 December 1944
51
The Lingayen Landings 9 January 1945
123
Progress of the Operation 91J January 1945
137
Third Fleet Cuts Loose 102J January 1945
157
Luzon Liberated 7 January3o June 1945
184
Palawan and Zamboanga MarchApril 1945 113
213
Mindanao AprilJuly 1945
239
Borneo February August 1945
255
Submarine Operations Southwest Pacific January
276
The U S Naval Group China
289
Task Organization for the Invasion
303
Task Organization for Third Fleet
315
Task Organizations in Operations
321
Index
327

The Southern Visayas February June 1945
228

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O autorovi (2002)

Samuel Eliot Morison was born in Boston in 1887. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1912 and began teaching history there in 1915, becoming full professor in 1925 and Jonathan Trumbull professor of American history in 1941. He served as the university's official historian and wrote a three-volume history of the institution, the Tercentennial History of Harvard College and University, which was completed in 1936. Between 1922 and 1925 he was Harmsworth professor of American history at Oxford. He also was an accomplished sailor who retired from the navy in 1951 as a rear admiral. In preparing for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Christopher Columbus and John Paul Jones, Admiral of the Ocean Sea (1941) and John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography (1952) he took himself out of the study and onto the high seas, where he traced the voyages of his subjects and "lived" their stories insofar as possible. When it came time for the U.S. Navy to select an author to write a history of its operations in World War II, Morison was the natural choice for the task. In 1942, Morison was commissioned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to write a history of U.S. naval operations in World War II and given the rank of lieutenant commander. The 15 volumes of his History of United States Naval Operations in World War II appeared between 1947 and 1962. Although he retired from Harvard in 1955, Morison continued his research and writing. A product of the Brahmin tradition, Morison wrote about Bostonians and other New Englanders and about life in early Massachusetts. He was an "American historian" in the fullest sense of the term. He also had a keen appreciation for the larger history of the nation and world, provincial is the last word one would use to describe Morison's writing.

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