By Center of Military History, George L. MacGarrigle
A sequence of illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns within which U.S. military troops participated in the course of international warfare II.
each one brochure describes the strategic surroundings, lines the operations of the foremost American devices concerned, and analyzes the influence of the crusade on destiny operations.
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The Japanese advances into the South Pacific were called off. On August 7, the US Navy landed on the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomons. Now Yamamoto had to fight a defensive campaign for the first time. The American heavy cruiser Quincy under attack from Japanese cruisers during the battle of Savo Island on August 9, 1942. Despite the fact that the Japanese inflicted heavier losses than they received during the many surface battles fought throughout the Guadalcanal campaign, Yamamoto’s piecemeal commitment strategy condemned the Japanese to eventual defeat.
The Main Body and the invasion covering force were ordered to move to support the Kido Butai. The transport force was moved to the northwest to await developments. The carriers in the Aleutians force were ordered to head south. At 1310hrs, Yamamoto provided additional instructions for the cruisers of the covering force to shell and destroy the airfield on Midway. Yamamoto’s hopes of snatching victory from defeat were shattered when the Hiryu was set on fire by an American air attack at around 1700hrs.
An American force of 26 ships faced the 20 ships of the Kido Butai, with an aircraft count of 233 (348 if the aircraft on Midway are included) against Nagumo’s 248. As stated, Yamamoto’s plan was driven by a series of flawed assumptions. His biggest assumption was in fact correct: the Americans were going to fight for Midway. However, his assumptions about how they would conduct the battle were entirely wrong and his belief that the entire operation would gain strategic and tactical surprise was disastrously wrong.
Aleutian Islands by Center of Military History, George L. MacGarrigle