Pacific War 75th Anniversary Blogs
I wrote these essays on the 75th annivarsary of the major battles of the Pacific War, lest a new generation forget the sacrifice and dedication of the
greatest generation - and the carnage of war. Let them also stand as a fervent hope that another world war never be inflicted on humankind.
Naturally, many nations formed the alliance that defeated Japan in the Pacific War, will all respect and admiration for all those countries that fought in this epic conflict,
my blogs are limited to those battles fought largely by United States forces.
Please note that I, Michael B. Sturm, authored all these pieces but have not registered them for copyright protection. They were written and published on Face Book on the
75th Anniversary of the events discussed, between December, 2016 and September, 2020. I relied on many information sources, including publications of the U.S. Army Center for Military
History and books of many authors. These sources will be listed separately.
These essays are in PDF format.
6 December 1941: The Eve of Pearl Harbor
June, 1942: Midway
Summer-Fall, 1942: Guadalcanal
11 May 1943: America scales up for war
7 August 1943: The Sinking of PT 109
5 November 1943: Revenge: The bombing of Rabaul and Captain Tameichi Hara's story
Dec, 1942 - Novenber 1943: Prelude To Tarawa
November, 1943: Tarawa Part I Part II
December, 1943: New Guinea
February, 1944: Kwajalein
February, 1944: Truk and Eniwetok
27 May 1944: Biak
Summer, 1944: The Marianas and the Battle of the Philippine Sea Part I Part II
Part III Part IV
2 September 1944: The Rescue of George H. W. Bush
15 September 1944: Peleliu Part I Part II
October 1944: The Philippines Part I Part II
Part III Part IV
November 1944: The Air War Bombers and Bushido
December 1944 - September 1945: Luzon The Battle of Luzon
20 January 1945: Deployed to the Pacific Theater Dad Ships Out
19 February 1945: Iwo Jima Part I Part II Part III
1 April 1945: Okinawa Part I Part II Part III
16 July 1945: The Bomb Part I Matter and Energy Part II Decisions, Decisions Part III Your Choice
14 August 1945: VJ Day: The Pacific War Ends But Can War End?