Category - Southwest Pacific Area

Admiral William "Bull" Halsey Allies Axis Battle of Leyte Gulf Battle of Tarawa Bob Hope Bougainville Charles Lindbergh Daily Douglas SBD Dauntless Eddie Rickenbacker General Douglas MacArthur Grumman F4F Wildcat Holland M. Smith Japan Japanese joe foss joe’s jokers medal of honor medal of honor recipient Movies New Britain rabaul seabees South Pacific Combat Air Transport Southwest Pacific Area Tarawa United States Marine Corps vought f4u corsair WWII

The Story of Joe’s Jokers

Led by Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss, VMF-115 compiled an impressive fight document. By Allyn Vannoy “As a returning flight of Marine SBDs, dive bombers...

Allies Axis Battle of Biak Battle of the Philippine Sea Biak DUKW General Douglas MacArthur Japan Japanese Movies Naoyuki Kuzume New Guinea Campaign Pacific Theater Philippines Robert Eichelberger Southwest Pacific Area WWII

“A Terrifying Glimpse Into the Soul of Mankind”

Within the Spring of 1944, the small island of Biak—a stepping stone to the Philippines—was taken by the People. By David Alan Johnson “All I knew about Biak...

1st Marine Division Alexander Vandegrift Allies Australia Axis Battle of Savo Island Bougainville British Royal Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt Gilbert Islands Guadalcanal Japan Japanese Movies New Zealand Pacific Theater Pearl Harbor Southwest Pacific Area Tarawa Tinian United States Marine Corps Winston Churchill WWII

An American Invasion in New Zealand

U.S. Marines coaching in New Zealand for Pacific amphibious operations developed a singular and enduring bond with their gracious hosts. By Bruce M. Petty...