World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: The Calm Before

It was perhaps the quietest week of the year in the Pacific. While the world's eyes were on Europe, there were nothing but routine operations from Brisbane to Adak. Truk was bombed, and so was the phosphate-producing island of Nauru, which is isolated south of the Marshalls. In Dutch New Guinea, General Ma-Arthur's troops killed 398 more Japs and captured 173. It was announced that Thirteenth Air Force P39 Airacobras and dive bombers are now equipped with rocket guns, had sunk 40 supply barges in Rabaul harbor with the new equipment presumably...

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