By Anthony P. Tully
Conflict of Surigao Strait КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Indiana collage PressСерия: Twentieth-Century BattlesАвтор(ы): Anthony P. TullyЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2009Количество страниц: 352ISBN: 978-0-253-35242-2Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4,35 mbSurigao Strait within the Philippine Islands used to be the scene of a massive battleship duel throughout the conflict of Leyte Gulf. as the conflict used to be fought at evening and had few survivors at the eastern facet, the occasions of that naval engagement were handed down in garbled bills. Anthony P. Tully pulls jointly the entire present documentary fabric, together with newly found debts and a cautious research of U.S. military motion reviews, to create a brand new and extra distinctive description of the motion. in numerous respects, Tully's narrative differs considerably from the bought models and represents a big ancient corrective. additionally integrated within the e-book are a couple of formerly unpublished images and charts that carry a clean standpoint to the conflict. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero
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He had served as division officer (buntaicho) of his unit of H6K flying boats that participated in the invasion of the Philippines. He then was dispatched to command a three-plane unit performing anti-sub patrols from Legaspi. In a singular irony, Teiji died while performing patrols over Surigao Strait, the future resting place of his father. 6 As the Pacific War raged on, while other admirals and captains were covering themselves and their ships with glory, tragedy and ill fortune continued to dog Shoji Nishimura.
With this plan fixed, the divided units prepared to sortie the next day: Kurita’s in the morning and Nishimura’s in the afternoon. 2 “Bah. ” October 22, sailing day for Leyte, dawned with cloudy skies and fleeting squalls. Final refueling had been completed only two hours before, and all obvious combustible materials—other than the volatile unrefined oil itself—were offloaded. Visibility was good with a three-kilometer wind out of the southwest as the great ships of the Kurita fleet began hoisting their anchors at 0745 hours.
Since Midway, they had been mainly involved in training operations in the Inland Sea. There had been two moments of trial: Fuso had participated in rescue operations when battleship Mutsu blew up June 8, 1943, and Yamashiro had received a dud-torpedo hit in the port quarter while escorting Junyo on November 8, 1943. 3 Nonetheless, as far as command of Batdiv 2 was concerned, fifty-nine-yearold Shoji Nishimura “was a good man to get the best out of the old battleships Yamashiro and Fuso” since he was not a complainer and was expert in navigation.
Battle of Surigao Strait by Anthony P. Tully