General Purpose Analytical Scope and Level Range of Command Levels Tactical Military Services Involved U.S. Army Air Force, Imperial Japanese Navy Type of Operations Air-to-Surface
I’ve done reviews on other popular history books about the ships of the Yamato-class. (see the reviews for: Battleship Musashi by Akira Yoshimura and A
By April of 1945, the Allied push across the Pacific had summarily turned the tide of the war against Imperial Japan. With her surface fleet and naval air forces virtually decimated through attrition from previous campaigns and battles, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attempted one final, desperate push against the Allies at Okinawa with the very symbol of the navy and Japan itself, the Yamato battleship. Unfortunately, they were up against the massive Allied naval forces approaching Okinawa.
Caveat: The information contained in this post is of a very general nature. More detailed (read: technical) information can be found in the U.S. Naval
Also known as Build the Musashi! – The Birth and Death of the World’s Greatest Battleship. My basic policy is to not review books that
War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945 by Edward Miller Edward Miller spent 20 years diving into archival records to create a