Accession Number:

ADA517891

Title:

Joint Operations in the Southwest Pacific, 1943-1945

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In the last strategically significant amphibious landing in the Southwest Pacific Area SWPA during World War II, the Armed Forces landed 175,000 men-organized into I and XIV Corps-on a 20-mile stretch of beach on the Philippine island of Luzon. The operation capped a 2-year campaign that spanned thousands of miles of ocean and included 73 amphibious assaults. While difficult, all of these landings and subsequent actions succeeded. Indeed, U.S. joint operations in SWPA-involving Army, Navy, and air assets-contributed significantly to Japans defeat.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE