Joint Operations in the Southwest Pacific, 1943-1945
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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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.
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