Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun

U.S. and Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II

Gene Eric Salecker

From the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, through Japan's surrender in September 1945, the Americans and Japanese conducted a total of twelve combat parachute drops in the Pacific theatre of World War II, seven by the U.S. and five by Japan.
Publication date:
October 2010
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
50
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811706575

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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• Rare and riveting account of the US and Japanese airborne operations during World War II

From the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, through Japan's surrender in September 1945, the Americans and Japanese conducted a total of twelve combat parachute drops in the Pacific theatre of World War II, seven by the U.S. and five by Japan.

Filling a glaring gap in the historical record of the war and relying largely on the words of the participants, Gene Eric Salecker recounts all twelve drops, placing each in the context of the campaign, explaining why each succeeded or failed, and highlighting the courage and esprit de corps of paratroopers on both sides.

About the Author
Gene Eric Salecker is also the author of Rolling Thunder against the Rising Sun.