The China-Burma-India Theater took a back seat to Europe and the Pacific in terms of manpower, resources and press coverage. But its stories of daring pilots who “flew the hump” of the mighty Himalayas, freewheeling guerrilla fighters known as Merrill’s Marauders, dedicated nurses fending off amorous advances, and crafty intelligence agents cutting deals with natives in three diverse countries were as colorful as those from the more heavily documented areas of World War II. The stories are…
Allen Dale June (1919 - September 8, 2010) was one of the 29 original Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater. He joined the Corps when he was 16 telling a recruiter he was older than he was.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was one of the largest naval battles in history. It was fought in the Pacific during World War II in the seas surrounding the Philippine island of Leyte from October 24-25,1944 between the Allies and Japan. It was an attempt by the Japanese to repel or destroy the Allied forces stationed on Leyte after the preceding Allied invasion in the Battle of Leyte. Instead, the Allied navies inflicted a major defeat on the outnumbered Japanese.
“USS CATAWBA” was a (225') Single Turreted Canonicus Class River Monitor – Commissioned: 7 June 1865 – Crew: 100 Officers, Enlisted – Armament: 2 × 15-inch (381mm) Dahlgren Smoothbore Cannon – Decommissioned and Aquired by Peru: 2 April 1868 and Renamed: “ATAHUALPA” - During the War of the Pacific with Chile in 1879 was Scuttled (16 January 1881) To Keep out of Chile's Hands – Later Salvaged and Scrapped: Early 1900's
Armies of the War of the Pacific 1879-83 : Chile, Peru & Bolivia (Paperback) (Gabriele Esposito)