Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943
For most of the Second World War, the mention of Japan's island stronghold sent shudders through thousands of Allied airmen. Some called it "Fortress Rabaul," an apt name for the headquarters of the Imperial Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific.
Author Bruce Gamble chronicles Rabaul's crucial role in Japanese operations in the Southwest Pacific. Millions of square feet of housing and storage facilities supported a hundred thousand soldiers and naval personnel. Simpson Harbor and the airfields were the focus of hundreds of missions by American air forces. This publication details a critical and, until now, little understood chapter in the history of the Second World War.
Hard cover, 398 pages.