Corregidor 1945: Repossessing the Rock: Campaign

Autor Mark Lardas Ilustrat de Johnny Shumate
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 20 iul 2023
A detailed and fascinating exploration of the 1945 US combined land, naval and air operation to retake Corregidor and the other Japanese-held islands in Manila Bay from a determined and well-entrenched enemy. The islands guarding the entrance to Manila Bay, Luzon, had been seized by the Japanese in May 1942. In February 1945, US forces were back, and closed in on Manila from the north and south against heavy Japanese resistance. A joint US parachute and amphibious assault was planned to capture the largest island Corregidor, using the much-reinforced 503rd PRCT and elements of the 24th Infantry Division and 2nd Engineer Special Brigade. Facing them were over 6,000 Japanese troops recently evacuated from Bataan, where they had been cut off by advancing US forces. General MacArthur desired the island, once a symbol of American defiance, to be liberated with a flourish.This superbly illustrated work examines the ambitious US assault on Corregidor, which witnessed the most dangerous and risky parachute drop in airborne history, and vicious, desperate fighting by the defenders as they sought to prevent American troops from taking the island. It also covers the recapture of other islands defending Manila Bay: El Fraile/Fort Drum, Caballo, and Carabao.
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ISBN-13: 9781472854698
ISBN-10: 1472854691
Pagini: 96
Ilustrații: Colour illustrations throughout, including battlescene artworks, maps, 3D diagrams and photographs.
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria Campaign

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


This is a compelling operational study, exploring how cooperation and coordination between US Army, Navy, and Air Force resources was required to achieve a successful outcome.

Notă biografică

Mark Lardas has always been fascinated by things related to the sea and sky. From building models of ships and aircraft as a teen, he then studied Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but his interest in aviation led him to take a job on the then-new Space Shuttle program, where he worked for the next 30 years as a navigation engineer. Currently he develops commercial aircraft systems as a quality assurance manager. He has written numerous books on military, naval or maritime history.


ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGNCHRONOLOGYOPPOSING COMMANDERSUnited StatesJapanOPPOSING FORCESUnited StatesJapanOrders of BattleOPPOSING PLANSUnited StatesJapanTHE CAMPAIGNPreliminary operations: January 23-February 15, 1945L-Day on Corregidor: February 16, 1945Consolidation on Corregidor: February 17-20, 1945Mop-up on Corregidor: February 21-28, 1945Taking the outlying islands: March 3-April 16, 1945AFTERMATHTHE BATTLEFIELD TODAYFURTHER READINGACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONSINDEX