I think it was time for another change of looks, wasn't it??? Anyway, here we go. It's just basically a minor change
of looks. I tried to remove the underlines from many of the links, 'cause it looks better. Also, I dumped the idea
of a menu system in a frame bar. Instead, I just left the most important links there.
For all cosmetical etc. changes see the Updates. For the change in philosophy, read on.
This site is no longer "The U.S. Navy in the Pacific War 1941 -- 1945", but it is "The Pacific War: The U.S. Navy".
"Uh," you say, "where's the difference"?
I don't know yet...but for what it's worth, it allows me to include
it in a larger set of pages that might include the Marines and Army, or might include larger pages on the Allies.
"Might??", you say? "Didn't you have a couple of Allied links already? I dimly remember so!"
Yep, but they're gone. I took them off because they were not filled with any substantial content. And on the
rest of the prospects: well...I'm still young, and I presume time will tell what will become of this idea.
Oh, and you can always step in and say "do a site on the Marines? Hoooorahhhh!", which would mean "Yes, I
shall be pleased to take that task upon me.".
Anyway. Those few of you who may not have had the dubious pleasure of having been here before, may want to
receive a short introduction. Alright.
This site tries to deal with "the other side" -- to be a complement to Jon Parshall's tremendous, huge, brilliant,
amazing, lovely, adjective-draining IJN site, so to speak -- and to enlight you to the U.S. Navy's contribution
to the overall victory that ended World War II. So this is one of those occasions were for most people "the other side"
happens to be "their own side".
That ought to be it for introduction...but you can receive some tips on this site by visiting
Tips for Viewing. Anything else, the below is pretty
Click here or above to send me an Email.
The Road to War
The reason for it all. Includes the whys, the hows, the whens, and an overview
over the histories of the U.S. and Japan from 1853 to 1945
Dreadnoughts to Greyhounds: Ships of the U.S. Navy
From the huge battlewagons down to the little amphibious support
craft, from aircraft carriers to submarines: there was no kind of vessels not used in the Pacific War.
The Codebreakers: Intelligence Operations
Codebreaking meant the difference between guessing at the
enemy's plans and guessing at them in an educated manner. Nothing contributed so much with so little demand.
Author: Philip H. Jacobsen
Brown-Shoe Navy: Planes, Pilots, Squadrons
The U.S. Navy relied heavily on its air units to win the
war in the Pacific. Contributor to this section: Jack McKillop.
Images of War: Pictoral Histories
For the better understanding of the physical carnage:
shots of the damage incurred by U.S. ships, and other notable series.
King's Lieutenants: The Commanders
Who were they?? Someone had to lead the Navy...
these people did, some with more, some with less success!
Memories of War: Personal Histories
For the better understanding of the human dimension:
memoirs, letters, other stuff. Contributions to this section are especially welcome.
Thunder of the Guns: Pacific War Battles
In the four years of war that made up the Pacific War,
many battles were fought -- many were won, many were lost, but all are mentioned here.
Contributors: Vincent P. O'Hara, Philip H. Jacobsen
Statistics: Orders of Battle, Tables, Action Reports
Probably essential as well: how else do you compare strengths
and evaluate weaknesses?
Homes in War: Fleet Bases and Anchorages
When the Navy returned from battle, it found many
hospitable places among the shores of the Pacific. Small anchorages; large elaborate bases; mudholes and cemented cities
-- all kinds of bases. Contributors: Frank Pierce Young.
Pacific War Library
The bibliography used to complete this site up to
its current state and a complete Pacific War bibliography; book-o-graphical links to other websites...those who sell
and search books!
The Navy's Swords: Armament of the Fleet
To get to the thunder of the guns, one first has to have guns.
How these looked in the U.S. Navy? Well...I don't know...wait, I *do*!
The Pacific War Website: FAQ, Sitemap, Feedback, Updates, Forthcoming, Tips
Just a bit of formality...but visiting the tips section gives
you a start and visiting the Updates section gives you an overview.
Eyes in the Dark: Electronic Equipment
Sonars and Radars were as important as guns were in the fight
for the Pacific, because you can't shoot what you don't see. And the U.S. came up with some very elaborate systems.
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