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by aurora
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: THE BATTLE FOR TARAWA-20-23 NOV.1943
Replies: 4
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THE BATTLE FOR TARAWA-20-23 NOV.1943

The Battle for Tarawa was designed to seize an airfield the Japanese had constructed on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, in the Gilbert Islands. The 4,000-foot landing strip was destined to become one of the first steps in the long and bloody march across the Pacific toward the Japanese home islands. But...
by aurora
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: BATTLE OF SHILOH-APRIL 1862
Replies: 3
Views: 5456

BATTLE OF SHILOH-APRIL 1862

Battle of Shiloh The First Day April 6, 1862 With the loss of Forts Henry and Donelson in February, General Johnston withdrew his disheartened Confederate forces into west Tennessee, northern Mississippi and Alabama to reorganize. In early March, General Halleck responded by ordering General Grant t...
by aurora
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: 617 Squadron: The Dambusters
Replies: 1
Views: 2564

Re: 617 Squadron: The Dambusters

Flying the Dambuster Mission: Taking off in three groups after dark on May 17, Gibson's crews flew at around 100 feet to evade German radar. On the outbound flight, Gibson's Formation 1, consisting of nine Lancasters, lost an aircraft en route to the Möhne when it was downed by high tension wires. F...
by aurora
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 10 moments that changed the course of the war at sea
Replies: 117
Views: 19441

Re: 10 moments that changed the course of the war at sea

THE DIEPPE RAID Quote from Robin Neilland's (ex RM) 2005 book-"The Dieppe Raid" "Ignorance,incompetence,a false concept of war,a want of moral courage-not least the courage to call the operation off-permeate the story of the Dieppe Raid. These weaknesses contributed to the losses suffered by the tro...
by aurora
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF CAPE ST GEORGE
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

BATTLE OF CAPE ST GEORGE

by Vincent P. O'Hara TIME: 0156-0328 WEATHER/VISIBILITY/SEA STATE: Night, Dark, no moon, low clouds, occasional rain. Sea smooth, wind force 2 from the ESE. Visibility 3,000 yards without binoculars SURPRISE: Americans MISSION: Japanese transport mission. Allies interception mission. "An almost perf...
by aurora
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Honda Point Disaster 1923
Replies: 4
Views: 2307

Re: Honda Point Disaster 1923

The court-martial convened in early November, charged with hearing the largest number of cases ever brought before a single naval judicial body. After weeks of hearings and testimony, the court found three officers guilty: Captain Watson, Lieutenant Commander Hunter, and Lieutenant Commander H. O. R...