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A previously sketchy doctrine of close air support had been fleshed out, refined, and honed in combat. The infrequent examples of it in the past had been superseded by precision missions running in the end into the thousands.
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And so the accolades eventually came in the form of more than 30 letters of commendation and appreciation from every Army command level. Marine Aircraft in the Philippines. Acknowledgement of this came in a final evaluation by Eichelberger. He commented that the "superb" accomplishments of Marine air stemmed in part from the Marine liaison officers [who] were "always in front lines" with the infantry commanders. They were as familiar with the forward positions as was the infantry.
By radio they guided in the planes, and often the target of the strike was no more than yards ahead of the "huddled doughboys. A radical departure from orthodox methods was the adoption of direct communications between pilots and ground-based air liaison parties. The performance of Marine aviators on Luzon Island and in the Southern Philippines was to become an outstanding chapter in a long history of excellent achievements, combining raw courage with skill and flexibility.
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Books by Stephen J. Trivia About Campaigns of Worl No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As forces under the command of Admiral William F. This practice—skipping over heavily fortified islands in order to seize lightly defended locations that could support the next advance—became known as island hopping.
Campaigns of World War II: A World War II Commemorative Series - Southern Philippines
As Japanese strongholds were isolated, defenders were left to weaken from starvation and disease. This new strategy turned the vast Pacific distances into an American ally, and the United States used it to leapfrog across the Pacific. By the end of the year, a two-pronged assault on Japan was well underway.
The US pursued a two-pronged offensive across the central and southwest Pacific to roll back the Japanese advance.
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As began, the southwest Pacific was largely under Allied control. By February, the Allies were also making progress in the central Pacific. Naval and air strikes reduced most of the Japanese bases throughout the area, and after several intense, bloody campaigns, most of the central Pacific was secure.
As the islands in the Marshall and Mariana chains fell to US Army and Marines forces by that summer, troops constructed airfields in preparation for air strikes on Japan itself. As the United States geared up for this aerial bombardment of Japan, military leaders lobbied to continue their campaigns in the southwest and central Pacific. King pressed for an attack on Formosa now Taiwan.
From the Museum's Digitial Collections, firsthand narration to accompany the recent images from 17, feet below the Pacific waves. Explore Museum assets—from oral histories to online resources to exhibit content to essays by our historians—to learn more about the African American experience in World War II.