Mactan, Ship of Destiny

Mactan, Ship of Destiny

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  • Author: William L. Noyer
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  • Category : World War, 1939-1945
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 114


Philippine-American Military History, 1902Ð1942

Philippine-American Military History, 1902Ð1942

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  • Author: Richard B. Meixsel
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476609756
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 189

Military obligations rested lightly upon the Filipino people for much of the period that America occupied the Philippines, but Filipinos could enlist in the United States Army and Navy, attend the service academies at West Point and Annapolis, or join military organizations restricted to duty in the islands such as the Philippine Scouts, Philippine Constabulary, Philippine National Guard, and the navy’s insular force. In the 1930s, the Philippine government established its own armed forces. Throughout much of this time, the U.S. army also kept a substantial portion of its troop strength in the Philippines. This annotated bibliography of nearly 700 titles highlights the extent and variety of the Philippine-American military experience from the conquest of the islands by the United States in 1902 to the defeat of Philippine and American forces by the Japanese in 1942. The bibliography includes memoirs and biographies of Filipino and American officers and enlisted men (from MacArthur to Ferdinand Marcos), unit histories, army post and navy base histories, medals and insignia books, and the most extensive list of prisoner-of-war memoirs yet published. Annotations address controversies such as the widely disparate estimates of American deaths on the Bataan Death March and include previously unpublished information, such as casualty figures for American and Philippine forces in 1941–1942.


December 8, 1941

December 8, 1941

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  • Author: William H. Bartsch
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603447415
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 568

Ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, “another Pearl Harbor” of even more devastating consequence for American arms occurred in the Philippines, 4,500 miles to the west. On December 8, 1941, at 12.35 p.m., 196 Japanese Navy bombers and fighters crippled the largest force of B-17 four-engine bombers outside the United States and also decimated their protective P-40 interceptors. The sudden blow allowed the Japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines, removing the only effective barrier that stood between them and their conquest of Southeast Asia. This event has been called “one of the blackest days in American military history.” How could the army commander in the Philippines—the renowned Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur—have been caught with all his planes on the ground when he had been alerted in the small hours of that morning of the Pearl Harbor attack and warned of the likelihood of a Japanese strike on his forces? In this book, author William H. Bartsch attempts to answer this and other related questions. Bartsch draws upon twenty-five years of research into American and Japanese records and interviews with many of the participants themselves, particularly survivors of the actual attack on Clark and Iba air bases. The dramatic and detailed coverage of the attack is preceded by an account of the hurried American build-up of air power in the Philippines after July, 1941, and of Japanese planning and preparations for this opening assault of its Southern Operations. Bartsch juxtaposes the experiences of staff of the U.S. War Department in Washington and its Far East Air Force bomber, fighter, and radar personnel in the Philippines, who were affected by its decisions, with those of Japan’s Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo and the 11th Air Fleet staff and pilots on Formosa, who were assigned the responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Philippines five hundred miles to the south. In order to put the December 8th attack in broader context, Bartsch details micro-level personal experiences and presents the political and strategic aspects of American and Japanese planning for a war in the Pacific. Despite the significance of this subject matter, it has never before been given full book-length treatment. This book represents the culmination of decades-long efforts of the author to fill this historical gap.


Library of Congress Name Headings with References

Library of Congress Name Headings with References

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  • Author: Library of Congress
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  • Category : Corporate headings (Cataloging)
  • Languages : en
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Doomed at the Start

Doomed at the Start

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  • Author: William H. Bartsch
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 536

During the first three days of the Japanese assault on American Pacific bases in December of 1941, the 24th Pursuit Group, the only unit of interceptor aircraft in the Philippine Islands, was almost destroyed as an effective force. Yet the group's pilot, doomed from the start by their limited training, an inadequate air warning system, and lack of familiarity with the few flyable pursuit aircraft they had left, fought on against immensely superior numbers of Japanese army and navy fighters.


AB Bookman's Weekly

AB Bookman's Weekly

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  • Category : Antiquarian booksellers
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 594


Filipinos in California

Filipinos in California

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  • Author: Lorraine Jacobs Crouchett
  • Publisher: Downey Place Publishing House, Incorporated
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  • Category : California
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 154


Library of Congress Catalogs

Library of Congress Catalogs

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  • Author: Library of Congress
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  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 932


Library of Congress Catalog

Library of Congress Catalog

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  • Author: Library of Congress
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  • Category : Subject catalogs
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 940


National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog

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  • Category : Union catalogs
  • Languages : en
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.