Kokoda Air Strikes: Allied air forces in New Guinea, 1942 by Anthony Cooper

By Anthony Cooper

the writer of the bestselling Darwin Spitfires casts a forensic eye over the position that Allied air forces performed – or didn't play – in the most important global struggle II campaigns in New Guinea.

This is the tale of the early battles of the South West Pacific theatre – the Coral Sea, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Guadalcanal – awarded as a unmarried air crusade that begun with the japanese conquest of Rabaul in January 1942.

It is a narrative of either Australian and American airmen who flew and fought within the face of adversity – with incomplete education, insufficient airplane, and from poorly organize and uncovered airfields. and so they endured regardless of severe exhaustion, disease, negative morale and the close to walk in the park of being murdered through their eastern captors in the event that they went down in enemy territory.

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