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By William H. Bartsch

Ten hours after the assault on Pearl Harbor, “another Pearl Harbor” of much more devastating end result for American fingers happened within the Philippines, 4,500 miles to the west. On December eight, 1941, at 12.35 p.m., 196 eastern military bombers and combatants crippled the most important strength of B-17 four-engine bombers outdoors the us and likewise decimated their protecting P-40 interceptors. The unexpected blow allowed the japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines, removal the one potent barrier that stood among them and their conquest of Southeast Asia. This occasion has been known as “one of the blackest days in American army history.”

How may well the military commander within the Philippines—the well known Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur—have been stuck with all his planes at the floor whilst he were alerted within the small hours of that morning of the Pearl Harbor assault and warned of the chance of a jap strike on his forces? during this booklet, writer William H. Bartsch makes an attempt to respond to this and different similar questions.

Bartsch attracts upon twenty-five years of study into American and jap documents and interviews with some of the contributors themselves, really survivors of the particular assault on Clark and Iba air bases. The dramatic and certain assurance of the assault is preceded via an account of the moved quickly American build-up of air strength within the Philippines after July, 1941, and of jap making plans and arrangements for this beginning attack of its Southern Operations. Bartsch juxtaposes the reports of employees of the U.S. battle division in Washington and its some distance East Air strength bomber, fighter, and radar body of workers within the Philippines, who have been laid low with its judgements, with these of Japan’s Imperial basic Headquarters in Tokyo and the eleventh Air Fleet employees and pilots on Formosa, who have been assigned the accountability for conducting the assault at the Philippines miles to the south. so that it will placed the December eighth assault in broader context, Bartsch info micro-level own studies and offers the political and strategic elements of yankee and eastern making plans for a warfare within the Pacific.

Despite the importance of this material, it hasn't ever earlier than been given complete book-length remedy. This publication represents the end result of decades-long efforts of the writer to fill this old gap.

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