World Battlefronts: Converging Commands

It looked last week as though the day was approaching when there would have to be one overall commander in the Pacific. Just as the Solomons and New Guinea operations had converged on Kavieng and Rabaul, so now the Central Pacific and the southern operations began to converge on the Carolines.

Admiral Halsey's marines from the Solomons swept around right end to seize two of the St. Matthias Islands, just as General MacArthur's foot cavalry had swept around left end to seize the Admiralties. In the St. Matthias Islands only a small hello was...

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