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Published by Naval Institute Press Brown Sacramento, CA, U. Glen Williford lends new insight into the reasons for America's relatively quick comeback from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the first time, he tells the complete story of U. This major effort by the United States to send the few units of trained men and scarce equipment to the Philippines and Hawaiiwhich involved a carefully organized convoy route utilizing both Army and Navy assetshas generally gone unappreciated.
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In order to get planes to the western Pacific, an entire air ferry route was quickly developed and garrisoned, and when the attack on Pearl Harbor came, the effort was just reaching its height. Men and supplies in San Francisco and convoys and lone freighters at sea were either lost to the enemy or diverted to campaigns to try and stop the Japanese.
Racing the Sunrise fully describes the reinforcement efforts in the context of both the existing military strategies and the realities and physical limits of America's defense capabilites at the time. For the first time, he tells the complete story of American efforts to build and reinforce its Pacific garrisons in the Philippines and Hawaii during the six months prior to the war and to supply Bataan and Corregidor in early One effort involved a carefully organized convoy and air ferry routes that were reaching their heights in December The author fully describes the reinforcement efforts in the context of both the existing military strategies and the realities and physical limits of America's defense capabilities at the time.
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It concludes with an examination of the transition from the desperate defensive efforts to protect lines of communication to Australia and build a major base there to using these assets to resume the offensive. Product Details About the Author. About the Author Glen M.
Williford, a former business manager for the agriculture chemical industry, is the coauthor of four books on coastal defense. He lives in Indianapolis, IN.
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