Pacific Adversaries Vol 2 Imperial Japanese Navy Book

Pacific Adversaries Vol 2 Imperial Japanese Navy vs The Allies New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-44


Pacific Adversaries Volume Two Imperial Japanese Navy vs The Allies New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944 by M. Claringbould - new book

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Pacific Adversaries Volume Two


This book records many of the famous aerial conflicts between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied Air Forces (USAF RAAF RNZAF) undertaken in the skies over New Guinea & the Solomons during WW2 - 1942 to 1944.

The JNAF first appeared in the South Pacific in December 1941 and was at the forefront of Japanese offensive efforts during the course of 1942. Following the bloody Guadalcanal campaign, the JNAF fought a largely defensive war in New Guinea and the Solomons against increasingly powerful Allied forces.

Perhaps surprisingly, right through to the end of 1943 the JNAF offered significant resistance to the Allies and never ceded air superiority in the vicinity of its key base of Rabaul. Only in 1944, when units were withdrawn to the Central Pacific and the Philippines, was the JNAF presence in the South Pacific finally wound down to just a token force.

Never before have detailed accounts matched up adversaries so closely and in doing so shine light on these key events in Pacific skies so many years ago.

Each story is illustrated with realiatic art of the aircraft which took part, where available actual photos accompany.

Data sheet

Book Condition:
Outer Cover on Book:
Soft Cover
Total Pages:
Publication Date:
March 2020
Dimensions in mm :
250 x 176

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