For most of World War II, the mention of Japan's island
stronghold sent shudders through thousands of Allied airmen. Some
called it “Fortress Rabaul,” an apt name for the headquarters of
the Imperial Japanese forces in the Southwest Pacific. Author
Bruce Gamble chronicles Rabaul’s crucial role in Japanese
operations in the Southwest Pacific. Millions of square feet of
housing and storage facilities supported a hundred thousand
soldiers and naval personnel. Simpson Harbor and the airfields
were the focus of hundreds of missions by American air forces.
Winner of the "Gold Medal" (Military Writers Society of America)
and "Editor's Choice Award" (Stone & Stone Second World War
Books), Fortress Rabaul details a critical and, until now, little
understood chapter in the history of World War II.
Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943