In the last of our series on Destroyers and Escorts, we look at the confrontations between American and Japanese forces in the Solomons and Guadalcanal during WWII.
A detailed account of the battle by American forces to reclaim the Tarawa atoll in the Gilbert Islands from Japanese control during World War II – as part of a bigger plan to reclaim Japanese-seized areas of the South-West Pacific and the Central Pacific.
An account of Operation “Forager”, the Allied seizure of the northern part of the three largest Mariana islands from Japan, between June and August 1944.
An account of the two US army operations ‘brewer’ and ‘beefsteak’, led against the Japanese during World War II.
The order of battle and details for the allied forces’ assault on Iwo Jima.
Details of Japan’s defensive measures and plans on Iwo Jima, in preparation for the inevitable US invasion.
Details of the Japanese retreat from Guadalcanal — a turning point in World War II.