Pacific Turning Point: The Solomons Campaign, 1942-1943

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rain showers greatly increased the electronic clutter. The thick tropical nights and vile weather made the Express difficult to spot even by eye.

Admiral King back in Main Navy was furious. The United States had air superiority. How could the enemy get away with this? But a pattern had developed. The Americans could do more or less what they wanted during the day. The night belonged to the IJN. It would take the Allies many months to overcome this.


NOTES
1.
The Battles of Savo Island 9 August 1942 and the Eastern Solomons 23-25 August 1942 ( Washington, DC: Naval Historical Center, 1994), pp. 2-4; Bruce Loxton with Chris Coulthard-Clark, The Shame of Savo ( Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute, 1994), pp. 123-33.
2.
Battles of Savo and the Eastern Solomons, pp. 1-2, 4-5.
3.
Ibid., pp. 5-35.
4.
Denis and Peggy Warner, with Sadao Seno, Disaster in the Pacific ( Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute, 1992), p. 44; Battles of Savo and the Eastern Solomons, p. 37.
5.
Barrett Tillman, Wildcat ( Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute, 1990), passim.
6.
Battles of Savo and the Eastern Solomons, pp. 49-71.
7.
Samuel Eliot Morison, The Two-Ocean War ( Boston: Little, Brown, 1963), pp. 179-82.
8.
Tameichi Hara, Japanese Destroyer Captain ( New York: Ballantine, 1961), passim.
9.
Morison, p. 183.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction xi
  • 1 - Prologue 1
  • Notes 11
  • 2 - Collision Course 13
  • Notes 22
  • 3 - The Southern Solomons 23
  • Notes 33
  • 4 - Tokyo Reacts 35
  • Notes 50
  • 5 - Control of the Sea 51
  • Notes 65
  • 6 - Guadalcanal Ends 67
  • Notes 78
  • 7 - The Central Solomons-- New Georgia 79
  • Notes 91
  • 8 - The By-Pass Strategy Arrives-- Vella Lavella 93
  • Notes 102
  • 9 - The Northern Solomons-- Bougainville 103
  • Notes 113
  • 10 - Conclusion 115
  • Appendix A: Ships and Craft 127
  • Appendix B: Equipment 131
  • Appendix C: Personalities 135
  • Appendix D: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Code Words 137
  • Bibliography 141
  • Index 145
  • About the Author 153
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