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Welder of the Pacific Theater By Wes Ferguson
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An elderly man reminisces about his hard-scrabble childhood, time in the Civilian Conservation Corps and service for the Navy during World War II
The Pacific Theater of World War Two for Kids By Kevin RiceVac
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A book for children, teens and adults about the Pacific Theater of World War Two, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the battle of Leyte Gulf and the atomic bombing of Japan. This very detailed book... More > explains the US and Japanese battle strategies used by their admirals and the major battles.< Less
German Raiders in the Pacific By S. D. Waters
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Next to U-boats, the surface raiders of the Kriegsmarine were among the most effective naval vessels the Germans loosed upon the oceans during World War II. Few, however, know that some of these... More > “auxiliary cruisers” also served in the Pacific Ocean, even laying mines outside of New Zealand harbors. Original reprint (not a facsimile), 10 photos, 5 illus-trations, 5 maps.< Less
How Father Won the War By Kenneth H Cardwell
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Kenneth Harvey Cardwell, former Lt., US Army Air Force, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Pacific during WWII. Born in Los Angeles in 1920, he attended Occidental... More > College and, after the war, graduated from UC Berkeley. A Bay Area architect and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he taught architecture at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design for over 30 years. He is the author of Bernard Maybeck: Artisan, Architect, Artist. Now professor emeritus, he and his wife, Mary Elinor (Sullivan) Cardwell, still live in Berkeley in the Maybeck house into which they moved in 1948.< Less
How Father Won the War By Kenneth H Cardwell
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Kenneth Harvey Cardwell, former Lt., US Army Air Force, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Pacific during WWII. Born in Los Angeles in 1920, he attended Occidental... More > College and, after the war, graduated from UC Berkeley. A Bay Area architect and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he taught architecture at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design for over 30 years. He is the author of Bernard Maybeck: Artisan, Architect, Artist. Now professor emeritus, he and his wife, Mary Elinor (Sullivan) Cardwell, still live in Berkeley in the Maybeck house into which they moved in 1948.< Less
Kirby - 1st ed. By Larry Simpson
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The stories of M. F. Kirby, a WWII Ace, about his experiences in the Pacific theater during the early years of the war. Includes a few B&W photographs and a recent brief interview.
Kirby : Memoirs of a Combat Fighter Pilot During the Early Years of WWII By Larry Simpson
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The stories of M. F. Kirby, a WWII Ace, about his experiences in the Pacific theater during the early years of the war. Includes a few B&W photographs and a recent brief interview.
Iwo; Assault on Hell By James F. Christ
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Iwo Jima: arguably the most violent battle of the Second World War. On February 19th, 1945, U.S. Marines of the 4th and 5th Divisions land on sacred Japanese soil. Thirty-six days later the fighting... More > is over. Almost all of the 20,000 Japanese defenders are dead, and the shattered remains of three Marine Divisions leave Iwo after suffering over 6,000 dead and 15,000 wounded making Iwo Jima the "Gettysburg of the Pacific." Iwo; Assault on Hell shows a worms eye view of the fighting on Iwo Jima. Seen from the eyes of the 5th Division Marines who fought and bled there, these interwoven experiences paint a blood mosaic that pays tribute to the courage and bravery of our Marine forefathers, who sacrificed so much for this famous island stepping stone.< Less
A Bird's Eye View By Steve Kelly
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In January 1944, the US Navy warships of Task Force 58 began advancing across the Central Pacific, attacking the defenses of the Empire of Japan, island by island. A year and a half later, the ships... More > were anchored in Tokyo Harbor for the signing of Japan's unconditional surrender. Experience this remarkable group of ships' dramatic combat operations as seen through the eyes of Signalman 1st Class William Kelly from his vantage point high above the decks on the signal bridge of the heavy cruiser CA-69 the USS Boston. Read as the great offensive campaigns unfold: the capture of the Marshall & Mariana Islands, the operations to liberate the Philippines; Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the attacks on Japan itself. Experience the devastating Typhoon Cobra. Read about the famous Battles of the Philippine Sea, the Marianas Turkey Shoot; the nail-biting tow of the crippled heavy cruisers Canberra and Houston damaged in the Battle of Formosa, and the tragic sinking of the Indianapolis.< Less
Survivor: USS Russell a World War Two Destroyer By Barry Friedman
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In Survivor you'll follow the destroyer USS Russell through six grueling years of warfare from the Battle of the Atlantic escorting merchant ships in convoys under constant attack by German u-boats.... More > When the United States became involved in World War Two after the attack on Pearl Harbor , Russell moved to the Pacific. There she was part of the fighting forces in sixteen major campaigns including Midway and Okinawa. Russell took part in General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines at Leyte and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. At the mouth of Manila Bay, she engaged and sunk a Japanese destroyer. Russell led a charmed life. After battling a determined enemy in ships, planes and submarines, where so many other ships were sunk or badly damaged, the good ship brought her crew back home at the end of the bloody conflict. And she brought them back alive. She was a true survivor.< Less