EBOOK December 8 1941 MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Texas AM University Military History Series 87


December 8 1941 MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Texas AM University Military History Series 87

REVIEW ¶ December 8 1941 MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Texas AM University Military History Series 87 Ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor “another Pearl Harbor” of even devastating conseuence for American arms occurred in the Philippines 4500 miles to the west On December 8 1941 at 1235 pm 196 Japanese Navy bombers and fighters crippled the largest force of B 17 four engine bombers outside the United States and also decimated their protective P 40 interceptors The sudden blow allowed the Japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines removing the only effective barrier that stood between them and their conuest of Southeast Asia This event has been called “one of the blackest days in American military history”How could the army commander in the Philippines the renowned Lt Gen Douglas MacArthur have been caught with all his planes on the ground when. December 8 1941 MacArthur s Pearl Harbor is the third of William H Bartsch s books I ve read on the tragedy of the United States military disasters in the Pacific in 1941 and early 1942 the others being Every Day a Nightmare American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java 1941 1942 and Doomed at the Start American Pursuit Pilots in the Philippines 1941 1942 These are extremely important books as the sacrifices of the men involved have largely been forgotten by Americans In MacArthur s Pearl Harbor Bartsch did his usual excellent job of describing the action giving an account of almost every pilot and many of the ground crew who served the United States in the Pacific but were overwhelmed by the Japanese In this book Bartsch concentrates on the first day of Japanese attack on the Philippines the day when much of General Douglas MacArthur s airpower was caught on the ground and destroyed the day AFTER the attack on Pearl Harbor With a full day s warning there was no reason why the disaster could not have been preventedDouglas MacArthur was not in my opinion a great general He may have been a genius but his true talent was in self promotion and not in military strategy His force was caught flat footed on 8 December and he should have been cashiered for it as happened to General Walter Short and Admiral Husband Kimmel who were the victim s of an actual surprise attack at Pearl Harbor I have always wondered how MacArthur could have abandoned his men and fled the Philippines six months after the attack The answer is probably that the press was his friendA lot of really good men fought hard and suffered greatly in the Philippines and deserved better leadership than they gotRead MacArthur s Pearl Harbor It ia a really good book The Tavern on Maple Street pm 196 Japanese Navy bombers and fighters crippled the largest force of B 17 four engine bombers outside the United States and also decimated their The Automatic Millionaire A Powerful One Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich protective P 40 interceptors The sudden blow allowed the Japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines removing the only effective barrier that stood between them and their conuest of Southeast Asia This event has been called “one of the blackest days in American military history”How could the army commander in the Philippines the renowned Lt Gen Douglas MacArthur have been caught with all his El caso Banchero planes on the ground when. December 8 1941 MacArthur s Pearl Harbor is the third of William H Bartsch s books I ve read on the tragedy of the United States military disasters in the Pacific in 1941 and early 1942 the others being Every Day a Nightmare American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java 1941 1942 and Doomed at the Start American Pursuit Pilots in the Philippines 1941 1942 These are extremely important books as the sacrifices of the men involved have largely been forgotten by Americans In MacArthur s Pearl Harbor Bartsch did his usual excellent job of describing the action giving an account of almost every The Pleasure Trap pilot and many of the ground crew who served the United States in the Pacific but were overwhelmed by the Japanese In this book Bartsch concentrates on the first day of Japanese attack on the Philippines the day when much of General Douglas MacArthur s airpower was caught on the ground and destroyed the day AFTER the attack on Pearl Harbor With a full day s warning there was no reason why the disaster could not have been Watching Natalie Cheat preventedDouglas MacArthur was not in my opinion a great general He may have been a genius but his true talent was in self For Just Cause promotion and not in military strategy His force was caught flat footed on 8 December and he should have been cashiered for it as happened to General Walter Short and Admiral Husband Kimmel who were the victim s of an actual surprise attack at Pearl Harbor I have always wondered how MacArthur could have abandoned his men and fled the Philippines six months after the attack The answer is It Feels Good to Be Yourself probably that the Teeth in the Mist press was his friendA lot of really good men fought hard and suffered greatly in the Philippines and deserved better leadership than they gotRead MacArthur s Pearl Harbor It ia a really good book

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REVIEW ¶ December 8 1941 MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Texas AM University Military History Series 87 Ngton and its Far East Air Force bomber fighter and radar personnel in the Philippines who were affected by its decisions with those of Japan’s Imperial General Headuarters in Tokyo and the 11th Air Fleet staff and pilots on Formosa who were assigned the responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Philippines five hundred miles to the south In order to put the December 8th attack in broader context Bartsch details micro level personal experiences and presents the political and strategic aspects of American and Japanese planning for a war in the PacificDespite the significance of this subject matter it has never before been given full book length treatment This book represents the culmination of decades long efforts of the author to fill this historical ga. Until recently I didn t understand all of Imperial Japan s closely coordinated attacks that happened nearly simultaneously to the Pearl Harbor raid The attack on the Philippines is of special interest because a friend lost a relative there a young soldier who d enlisted only months before and was deployed as a radio operator with a Philippines suadron of pursuit planes P 40s He d only arrived weeks before the attack and died in the initial bombing That led me to learn about this entire campaign which ended in a heroic defense of the Bataan peninsula but started with grave strategic errors by American high command ie MacArthur They had 9 hours warning after Pearl Harbor and yet suffered a similar fate with planes parked together and largely destroyed on the ground Japan gained air superiority very easily Teeth in the Mist personnel in the Philippines who were affected by its decisions with those of Japan’s Imperial General Headuarters in Tokyo and the 11th Air Fleet staff and The Information Technology Revolution The Complete Guide pilots on Formosa who were assigned the responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Philippines five hundred miles to the south In order to The State of Water put the December 8th attack in broader context Bartsch details micro level Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems personal experiences and Garfield Swallows His Pride presents the Titanshade political and strategic aspects of American and Japanese Ai Weiwei's Blog Writings Interviews and Digital Rants 2006 2009 planning for a war in the PacificDespite the significance of this subject matter it has never before been given full book length treatment This book represents the culmination of decades long efforts of the author to fill this historical ga. Until recently I didn t understand all of Imperial Japan s closely coordinated attacks that happened nearly simultaneously to the Pearl Harbor raid The attack on the Philippines is of special interest because a friend lost a relative there a young soldier who d enlisted only months before and was deployed as a radio operator with a Philippines suadron of The Minds of the West Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West 1830 1917 pursuit Surf Craft planes P 40s He d only arrived weeks before the attack and died in the initial bombing That led me to learn about this entire campaign which ended in a heroic defense of the Bataan Semblance and Event peninsula but started with grave strategic errors by American high command ie MacArthur They had 9 hours warning after Pearl Harbor and yet suffered a similar fate with Telling Teddy Dear Teddy Dear Teddy A Journal Of A Boy Volume 2 planes Cool Optical Illusions parked together and largely destroyed on the ground Japan gained air superiority very easily

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REVIEW ¶ December 8 1941 MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Texas AM University Military History Series 87 He had been alerted in the small hours of that morning of the Pearl Harbor attack and warned of the likelihood of a Japanese strike on his forces In this book author William H Bartsch attempts to answer this and other related uestionsBartsch draws upon twenty five years of research into American and Japanese records and interviews with many of the participants themselves particularly survivors of the actual attack on Clark and Iba air bases The dramatic and detailed coverage of the attack is preceded by an account of the hurried American build up of air power in the Philippines after July 1941 and of Japanese planning and preparations for this opening assault of its Southern Operations Bartsch juxtaposes the experiences of staff of the US War Department in Washi. The publisher s review covers it all I would add only three points First the author incorporates both American and Japanese records effectively and authoritatively It was chilling to read for example how Japanese pilots learned of their country s success at Pearl Harbor as they waited beside their planes on Formosa to take off for the attacks on Clark and Iba Second my own perspective about Clark Field had been shaped for many years by what happened in the air until I read this book Bill Bartsch adds a dramatic new perspective taken from accounts of the men who were there about what happened on the ground at Clark and Iba as the bombs began exploding It was a horrifying human tragedy for both Americans and Filipinos who were killed and injured by the attacks Third Bartsch s epiloguepages 409 424is an absolutely invaluable original analysis of blame for our failure at Clark Field If you read the book you ll also discover that an American officer not considered before played a significant role in the communication failure that allowed the attack to happen with the B 17s B 18s and P 40s parked on the ground Note This is my second reading of the book having read it the first time immediately after it was published in 2003 I went back to it this year after reading a 2014 biography of Douglas MacArthur in which the author of the new biography fixes blame for Clark Field differently and I believe erroneously and without documentation Bartsch s 86 pages of notes and sources make his book trustworthy with respect to December 8

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  • December 8 1941 MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Texas AM University Military History Series 87
  • William H. Bartsch
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  • 06 March 2018
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    EBOOK December 8 1941 MacArthur's Pearl Harbor Texas AM University Military History Series 87 The publisher's review covers it all I would add only three points First the author incorporates both American and Japanese records effectively and authoritatively It was chilling to read for example how Japanese pilots learned of their country's success at Pearl Harbor as they waited beside their planes on Formosa to take off for the attacks on Clark and Iba Second my own perspective about Clark Field had been

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