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  Pacific Naval Battles
Pacific Naval Battles in World War II The Pacific War was the largest naval conflict in history.
The war was fought in every possible climate, from Arctic conditions in the Aleutians, to the appalling heat and swelter of the South Pacific.
Every conceivable type of naval activity was represented: carrier aviation battles, surface engagements, bitterly fought night-fights, the largest amphibious landings of the entire war, and the stealthy, brutal battles waged by and against submarines.
www.combinedfleet.com /map.htm   (492 words)

  
 HyperWar: The Battle of the Eastern Solomons [ONI Combat Narrative]
The Battle of Savo Island and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons comprise one of a series of twenty-one published and thirteen unpublished Combat Narratives of specific naval campaigns produced by the Publications Branch of the Office of Naval Intelligence during World War II.
The battles of Savo Island, 9 August 1942 and the eastern Solomons, 23-25 August 1942.
I. Mustin, Henry A. Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/USN-CN-ESols/USN-CN-ESolomons-Fwd.html   (1300 words)

  
 Battle of the Eastern Solomons: August 24, 1942
Battle of the Eastern Solomons: August 24, 1942
If the Allies were allowed to establish air bases in the eastern Solomons, the Japanese position at Rabaul would be directly threatened.
Yamamoto's Operation KA - the plan which precipitated the Eastern Solomons battle - had two objectives: to achieve the crushing victory over the American carriers which had escaped him at Midway, and to support the landing of the 3000 men being transported from Rabaul to Guadalcanal.
www.cv6.org /1942/solomons/solomons.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24th August 1942 - 25th August 1942
Ichiki’s landing force was, however, not able to appreciate the firm ground under their feet after the destroyer voyage for long; in the Battle of the Tenaru, 800 of them died at the hands of General Vandegrift’s Marines.
On August 22nd, Ghormley adviced Fletcher one last time before the battle: he was to fuel as soon as possible, and Fletcher, having August 25th as the date on which the Japanese were to attack, detached Rear-Admiral Leigh Noyes’ Wasp task force to fuel south of the other forces on August 23rd.
The Battle of the Eastern Solomons had given the Allies valuable time to build up and breath easily.
www.microworks.net /pacific/battles/eastern_solomons.htm   (2832 words)

  
  [1.0] The Guadalcanal Campaign: Stumbling Into Battle
The British administrative capital of the Solomons was on Tulagi, and in May 1942 the Japanese moved in and occupied the little island.
The Battle of the Eastern Solomons, as the incident would be known, was more or less a draw in terms of naval damage, but the Japanese lost about 75 aircraft, while the Americans lost about 25.
The Solomons are arranged in roughly two rows of islands, and the destroyers had to run down between the rows.
www.vectorsite.net /tw2guad_1.html   (9019 words)

  
  Task Force 16
In August, the task force supported the landings on Guadalcanal, then fought in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, followed by the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands[?] in October, the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal[?] in November, and covered the retreat of TF 18[?] after the Battle of Rennell Island[?].
In March 1943, TG 16.6 fought the Battle of the Komandorski Islands[?], then bombarded Attu in April, and the whole force supported the recapture of the Aleutians[?].
In 1944 and 1945, the task force was a refueling unit consisting of destroyer escorts[?] and oilers[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/tf/TF_16.html   (255 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of the Eastern Solomons
The Battle of the Eastern Solomons, August 24–25, 1942, also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and Second Battle of the Solomons, was the second engagement fought by the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the lengthy Battle of Guadalcanal.
In August 1942 was the surface action in the Battle of Savo Island on the 9th, the Marines in the Battle of the Tenaru River on the 21st and the aircraft carrier Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24 - 25.
In October was the surface Battle of Cape Esperance on 11 - 12, the land Battle of Henderson Field on 23 - 26 and the aircraft carrier Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on the 26th.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-the-Eastern-Solomons   (825 words)

  
 History for USS Maury DD-401
In that battle, which prevented Japanese reinforcements from reaching Guadalcanal, Enterprise, among others, was severely damaged and TF 16 was ordered to retire to the Tonga Islands.
Battle was engaged off Santa Cruz and once again Japanese reinforcements were turned back, this time at a higher price which included one carrier damaged.
By the end of the 2-day battle the Japanese had lost three carriers, 92 percent of its carrier planes and 72 percent of its float planes, a toll which left the Imperial Fleet in poor condition to carry out a war based largely on naval airpower.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageHistory/1,13506,721222|770885,00.html   (1199 words)

  
 Carrier Clash: The Invasion of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons August 1942
The Battle of the Eastern Solomons was history's third carrier clash.
These battles were the result of the US deciding to draw the line in the pacific at the Solomons.
This is not a history of Guadalcanal or of the overall place of this battle in the war, it is as the title says, a description of the carrier vs. carrier battles.
www.8notes.com /books/detpage.asp?asin=0760320527&field-keywords=Couperin&schMod=music&type=&sb=s   (878 words)

  
 Shokaku
She was laid down at Yokosuka Dockyard in December 1937, launched in mid-1939, and commissioned in August 1941.
After repairs, Shokaku took part in two further 1942 battles, both in concert with her sistership: the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, where they damaged USS Enterprise, and the Battle of Santa Cruz, where they sank USS Wasp but Shokaku was once again seriously damaged by dive bombers.
In 1943 she resumed her role as one of the Japanese Navy's most important fleet carriers, and was eventually sunk by the US submarine Cavalla (SS-244) on 19 June 1944, during the Battle of the Philippine Sea[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/wo/World_War_II___Shokaku.html   (179 words)

  
 A Guadalcanal Chronology & Order of Battle
It skipped over the Battle of the Tenaru River in August and did not provide a scenario for the November offensive that the Japanese would have mounted if so many of their forces and supplies had not been sunk at sea after the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (12-14 November 1942).
The intensity of the battles at sea and on land was due in great part to the rough equality of the forces involved.
The five battles in the waters off Guadalcanal, which include the two nights of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, are listed in sequence to the left of the island.
www.friesian.com /history/guadal.htm   (3871 words)

  
 BB 55 during World War II - Guadalcanal
In August 1942 was the surface action in the Battle of Savo Island on the 9th, the Marines in the Battle of the Tenaru River on the 21st and the aircraft carrier Battle of the Eastern Solomons on 24 - 25.
The Battle of the Eastern Solomons was the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA's baptism of fire.
In October was the surface Battle of Cape Esperance on 11 - 12, the land Battle of Henderson Field on 23 - 26 and the aircraft carrier Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on the 26th.
www.battleshipnc.com /history/bb55/wwii/battles/guadalcanal.php   (739 words)

  
 WW2DB: Solomons Campaign
In his usual tendency to devise complex battle plans, Yamamoto sent the light carrier Ryujo ahead of the rest of the fleet on a bait role, sending her planes to attack Guadalcanal, thus drawing attention from the American pilots; meanwhile, the aircraft from the two fleet carriers would charge in to attack the American counterparts.
During the battle, American destroyer Porter was lost, and destroyer Smith's superstructure was damaged from a suicide attack from a torpedo bomber.
Rabaul on the island of New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago was the stronghold of Japanese defense near the Solomon Islands and New Guinea.
www.ww2db.com /battle_spec.php?battle_id=8   (6876 words)

  
 Battle of the Eastern Solomons   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24-25 August 1942, also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and Second Battle of the Solomons, was the second engagement fought by the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the lengthy Battle of Guadalcanal.
Chester Nimitz reacted to this by ordering Ghormley[?] to concentrate his forces near the Solomons, and in turn Ghormley had Frank Fletcher[?] and his three task forces TF 11 (Saratoga), TF 16 (Enterprise), and TF 18[?] (Wasp).
By the middle of the afternoon, much of the Japanese force had been spotted, but the sheer number of reports was confusing, and Fletcher held many of his aircraf back.
www.websign.sk /ba/Battle_of_the_Eastern_Solomons.html   (403 words)

  
 PARKER INFORMATION RESOURCES
In 1942-43, at the Battle of the Coral Sea, in the bitter Guadalcanal campaign and most of all in the crucial Battle of Midway, the Dauntless did more than any other aircraft to turn the tide of the Pacific War.
SBDs sank the carrier Ryujo in the battle of the Eastern Solomons, and damaged three other carriers in the battles of Eastern Solomons and Santa Cruz.
In the decisive Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, 12-15 November 1942, SBDs sank the heavy cruiser Kinugasa and, supported by TBD Avengers, sank nine transports.
www.parkerinfo.com /ap44.htm   (2087 words)

  
 Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Last night we restarted the Solomon Sea campaign sequence, picking up where we left off and starting to set up Eastern Solomons.
This has proven unexpectedly difficult because the various sources, rightly recognizing that "participation" is a broad category that can include more than just ships that sighted the enemy or launched airplanes that sighted the enemy, draw the line in different places.
Last night we started the Eastern Solomons scenario (of the Solomon Sea "campaign sequence"), re-setting it up after some inadvertent displacements that had occurred during the week.
www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at /user/mst/games/sol/seq_mccue_eastsol.html   (1192 words)

  
 Action Reports and Logs
Battle of the Eastern Solomons - 24 August 1942
Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands - 26 October 1942
Naval Battle of Guadalcanal - 13-15 November 1942
www.cv6.org /ship/logs   (236 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Carrier Clash: The Invasion of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons August 1942: Books: Eric ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carrier Clash: The Invasion of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons August 1942 by Eric Hammel
The Invasion of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, August 1942.
This is not a history of Guadalcanal or of the overall place of this battle in the war, it is as the title says, a description of the carrier vs. carrier battles.
www.amazon.com /Carrier-Clash-Invasion-Guadalcanal-Solomons/dp/0760320527   (1998 words)

  
 2nd US Cav
It was this joint force, together with a cruiser-destroyer group, which won the great Battle of the Coral Sea 7-8 May 1942, driving back a southward thrust of the Japanese which threatened Australia and New Zealand and their seaborne life lines.
New Orleans veteran of the battle that halted Japanese expansion southward, had now played a significant role protecting her carrier in the great victory that turned back Japan's eastward movement and heavily crippled her naval air arm in a decisive battle.
With four other cruisers and six destroyers she fought in the Battle of Tassafaronga on the night of 30 November, engaging a Japanese destroyer transport force.
groups.msn.com /2ndUSCav/new11.msnw   (1536 words)

  
 USS 'Enterprise' (CV-6) - History
Her torpedo-plane squadron - Torpedo 8 - was annihilated in the battle, all 15 of the squadron's aircraft being shot down, and only one of its aircrew (the pilot Ensign Gay) surviving.
At the Battle of the Eastern Solomons in August she received her first battle damage - a bomb hit.
She in fact participated in every carrier-versus-carrier battle of the Pacific War after Coral Sea (Midway, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz and Philippine Sea), and in almost all other actions of the US fast carrier forces including Leyte Gulf.In April 1945, during the Okinawa campaign, she was struck three times by kamikaze aircraft and badly damaged.
www.angelfire.com /fm/odyssey/cv6history.htm   (436 words)

  
 Imperial Japan Navy WW2 Admirals
Vice Admiral Nagumo retained command of the remaining Japanese aircraft carriers into November 1942, leading them in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons in August and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in October.
Rear Admiral Kurita commanded a cruiser division during the East Indies invasion and the Battle of Midway, losing the cruiser Mikuma during the latter action.
In the latter action, on 24-25 October 1944, he led the main Japanese surface force in the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea and the Battle off Samar, suffering heavy losses at the hands of overwhelming U.S. submarine, air and surface units.
www.battle-fleet.com /pw/his/peopjap.htm   (884 words)

  
 Eastern Solomons, 24August42
She opened the battle with an air strike on Henderson Field.
The ensuing battle was essentially a giant aerial dog fight interspersed with ship borne antiaircraft fire.
The third of the five great carrier battles of the Pacific War had ended with the Japanese minus a carrier, destroyer, submarine and an air group.
www.ww2pacific.com /eastsol.html   (719 words)

  
 Frank Jack Fletcher, Admiral, United States Navy
On May 7-8, he and Fitch, who had tactical command of the battle, engaged a larger Japanese carrier force in the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first sea battle in history to be fought entirely in the air.
In that battle, often considered to mark the end of the US defensive phase of the war in the Pacific, U.S. forces suffered heavily - especially with the loss of the USS Lexington - but succeeded in ending the threat of invasion at Port Moresby and Australia.
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /fj-fletc.htm   (752 words)

  
 Carrier Clash: Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Eastern Solomons August 1942, reviewed by Scott Van Aken
It was in August of 1942 that the Japanese had to deal with a major Allied threat and that was with the invasion of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, an event that took the Japanese completely by surprise.
The battles were fierce with tired and overworked US pilots combating the more skilled and experienced Japanese Navy airmen.
The book concludes with the events of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, an event that almost saw the destruction of the USS Enterprise, were it not for the heroic efforts of her crew to save their ship.
modelingmadness.com /scotts/books/carierclash.htm   (487 words)

  
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Subject: [consim-l] Solomon Sea Replay Battle of the Eastern Solomons 2000-09-14 Japanese: Markus Stumptner US: Christian Auernigg This is a replay of a game of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons we played last week.
At roughly the time of the bombardment, the Japanese search planes take off from their bases so they will be over the battle areas at first daylight.
So far, the day is an interesting reversal of the previous one, when the Americans kept shadowin the Japanese but at very long range, utterly out of range from the carrier bombers; now the Japanese maintain contact, albeit the Americans remain tantalizingly out of reach.
grognard.com /reviews1/solsea2.txt   (1678 words)

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