The approach to the Philippines /

Operations of Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific from April through October 1944 told generally at the level of the regimental combat team₂the infantry regiment with its supporting artillery, engineer, tank, medical, and other units.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smith, Robert Ross (Author)
Format: Government Document eBook
Published: Washington, DC : Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1953.
Series:United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific.
Philippine law collection.
Military and government.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The strategic background
  • Planning and preparation for the Hollandia-Aitape Operation
  • The Hollandia Operation
  • The Japanese: Pearl Harbor through Hollandia
  • Prelude to the Battle of the Driniumor
  • Deployment for battle
  • The Battle of the Driniumor, phase I: the 18th Army attacks
  • The Battle of Driniumor, phase II: the 18th Army retreats
  • The seizure of Wakde Island
  • Lone Tree Hill: the initial attacks
  • Lone Tree Hill and beyond
  • Biak: the plan, the landing, and the enemy
  • West to Mokmer Drome
  • Frustration at Mokmer Drome
  • The Japanese reinforce Biak
  • Biak: the reduction of the Japanese pockets
  • Operations on Noemfoor Island
  • Airfields on the Vogelkop Peninsula
  • The Palaus and Morotai: strategic and tactical planning
  • The Morotai operation
  • The landings on Peleliu and Angaur
  • The reduction of Northwestern Angaur
  • Securing Peleliu Island
  • Peleliu: the last resistance
  • Conclusion: the results and the costs.