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Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 - August 1945

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  • Title: Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 - August 1945
  • Author: Bruce Gamble
  • ISBN: 9780760344071
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover

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  • ↠ Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 - August 1945 ✓ Bruce Gamble
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Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 - August 1945

About "Bruce Gamble"

  1. Bruce Gamble

    A native of central Pennsylvania, Bruce Gamble is an award winning author and historian specializing in highly readable narratives about World War II in the Pacific.During his career as a Naval Flight Officer in the closing years of the Cold War, Bruce logged nearly 1,000 hours as a navigator in EA 3B Skywarriors, including deployments aboard aircraft carriers in the Pacific and Indian Oceans Later, while serving as a flight instructor in Pensacola, Florida, he was diagnosed with a malignant spinal cord tumor After undergoing a complicated surgery, Bruce was medically retired from the Navy in 1989.Starting over as a wheelchair user, Bruce volunteered at the National Naval Aviation Museum and eventually worked part time as the staff historian for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Over the next several years he collected oral history interviews and wrote numerous articles for Foundation magazine Bruce then made the leap to freelance writing and published his first book, The Black Sheep, in 1998.With a total of six titles now in print, Bruce is gaining recognition as one of the top historians on the air war in the Pacific He does a substantial amount of public speaking and is the featured historian in documentaries produced by the History Channel, Fox News Channel, PBS, and the Pritzker Military Library Bruce earned two literary awards in 2010 the Admiral Arthur W Radford award for excellence in naval aviation history and literature, presented by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, and a Gold Medal in the history category from the Military Writers Society of America.A member of the Authors Guild, Bruce also holds life memberships in the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and Paralyzed Veterans of America Cancer free for than twenty years, he lives near Panama City, Florida.

318 Comments

  1. Picking up where he left off in Volume Two of his Rabaul Trilogy, Bruce Gamble completes the tale of World War II s longest battle Rabaul was the prime focus of Allied attention in the South Pacific and as such it was subjected to a constant stream of attacks from the U.S Army Air Force, Navy, and Marines, as well as Commonwealth forces from Australia and New Zealand.The American efforts make up the majority of the book, with the attacks by the 5th Air Force being the primary focus Once the 5th [...]


  2. I read the preceding book, Fortress Rabaul The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942 April 1943, seven years ago and really enjoyed it I finally got a chance to read the followup and was less impressed.Don t get me wrong there is alot of good information here Once again Gamble does a good job of calmly analyzing the facts and presenting a pretty even handed analysis of the history Most of the problem seems to be the history itself Rabaul was a siege alright albeit almost entirely aerial [...]



  3. Pretty good.Pretty good, nice research Thanks Rabaul just isn t all that well known, by most, so nice work by the author.


  4. Well, I have finally finished the three Rabaul books Gamble did an excellent job researching and organizing his writing I was astounded at the number of flyers who died just trying to keep Rabaul neutralized The number of planes, also, that were crashed in WWII is hard for me to comprehend This was a dark time in American history, and this phase of the war has never been so clear to me as it is now I am still astonished by the lack of humanity on the part of the Japanese Although they had a diff [...]


  5. I would give the series a solid 4 stars A must read for all the students and history buffs of the Pacific war Rabaul for the most part has been bypassed by WW2 authors just like the Allies did in the 40 s Aside from some generalizations in history books, no author has concentrated on just this area of the Pacific to my knowledge a little repetition over the three books but kudos to Mr Gamble for giving us this fine work I will be reading of him in the future


  6. The wonderful conclusion to the Rabaul trilogy, which profiles the longest continuous battle during World War II Taking up the story from Fortress Rabaul the second book , Gamble writes about the opening days of Operation Cartwheel, where major players, such as General MacArthur, made their presence felt By the end, the U.S took over Rabaul, but not before the Japanese held of for two long years One of the great WWII trilogies of all time.


  7. An outstanding wrap up to an excellent trilogy Gamble s three books, Invasion Rabaul , Fortress Rabaul and this volume cover the longest battle of the Pacific war.I ve been reading accounts of World War II for years, and have to say this book series taught me than any three books I ve read previously.


  8. a brilliant ending to Gambles trilogy as the allies really come down on the fortress The Japanese invested a lot to build this bastion up, the allies invested a lot to neutralize it Brilliant, eye opening book.


  9. An outstanding conclusion to the Rabaul trilogy Concluding with the deterioration of the POWs was a masterful piece of storytelling.


  10. This was a campaign that I d wanted to read up on for a long time This book was very readable, heavy on pilots and aircrew descriptions of the action.


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