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The Resource Fighting for MacArthur : the Navy and Marine Corps' desperate defense of the Philippines, John Gordon

Fighting for MacArthur : the Navy and Marine Corps' desperate defense of the Philippines, John Gordon

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Fighting for MacArthur : the Navy and Marine Corps' desperate defense of the Philippines
Title
Fighting for MacArthur
Title remainder
the Navy and Marine Corps' desperate defense of the Philippines
Statement of responsibility
John Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the only single-volume work to offer a full account of Navy and Marine Corps actions in the Philippines during World War II, this book provides a unique source of information on the early part of the war. It is filled with never-before-published details about the fighting, based on a rich collection of American and newly discovered Japanese sources, and includes a revealing discussion of the buildup of tensions between Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the Navy that continued for the remainder of the war. U.S. Army veteran and defense analyst John Gordon describes in considerable detail the unusual missions of the Navy and Marine Corps in the largely Army campaign, where sailors fought as infantrymen alongside their Marine comrades at Bataan and Corregidor, crews of Navy ships manned the Army's heavy coastal artillery weapons, and Navy submarines desperately tried to supply the men with food and ammunition. He also chronicles the last stand of the Navy's colorful China gunboats at Manila Bay. The book gives the most detailed account ever published of the Japanese bombing of the Cavite Navy Yard outside Manila on the third day of the war, which was the worst damage inflicted on a U.S. Navy installation since the British burned the Washington Navy Yard in 1814. It also closely examines the surrender of the 4th Marines at Corregidor, the only time in history that the U.S. Marine Corps lost a regiment in combat. To provide readers with a Japanese perspective of the fighting, Gordon draws on the recently discovered diary of a leader of the Japanese amphibious assault force that fought against the Navy's provisional infantry battalion on southern Bataan, and he also makes full use of the U.S. ship logs and the 4th Marine unit diary that were evacuated from Manila Bay shortly before the U.S. forces surrendered."--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, John
Dewey number
940.54/2599
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.4
LC item number
.G66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacArthur, Douglas
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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Fighting for MacArthur : the Navy and Marine Corps' desperate defense of the Philippines, John Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Navy and Marine Corps in the Philippines -- The final days of peace -- War begins -- The bombing of the Cavite Navy Yard -- Waiting for the main attack -- The retreat to Bataan and Corregidor -- Settling in for the siege -- Longoskawayan Point -- Defeating the first Japanese offensive -- The lull -- The fall of Bataan -- State of the beach defenses -- The artillery duel -- The final bombardment -- The battle for Corregidor -- Surrender -- Reflections -- Appendix A. Asiatic fleet, 7 December 1941 -- Appendix B. U.S. Navy personnel, 1 December 1941 -- Appendix C. Japanese artillery units available for bombardment of Corregidor
Control code
ocn713188223
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 370 p.
Isbn
9781612510576
Lccn
2011025475
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)713188223
Label
Fighting for MacArthur : the Navy and Marine Corps' desperate defense of the Philippines, John Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Navy and Marine Corps in the Philippines -- The final days of peace -- War begins -- The bombing of the Cavite Navy Yard -- Waiting for the main attack -- The retreat to Bataan and Corregidor -- Settling in for the siege -- Longoskawayan Point -- Defeating the first Japanese offensive -- The lull -- The fall of Bataan -- State of the beach defenses -- The artillery duel -- The final bombardment -- The battle for Corregidor -- Surrender -- Reflections -- Appendix A. Asiatic fleet, 7 December 1941 -- Appendix B. U.S. Navy personnel, 1 December 1941 -- Appendix C. Japanese artillery units available for bombardment of Corregidor
Control code
ocn713188223
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 370 p.
Isbn
9781612510576
Lccn
2011025475
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)713188223

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