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  Pacific Theater of Operations
The Pacific Theater of Operations, or PTO, was the term used by the United States in World War II to refer to all military activity in the Pacific Ocean and the countries bordering it.
Indeed, the organization chart[?] was rather tangled, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff frequently required to be involved, and the Army and Navy commanders reporting to both the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of War.
The main commands in the PTO were the Pacific Fleet, commanded by Admiral Chester Nimitz and the Southwest Pacific Area[?] command, run by General Douglas MacArthur.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pa/Pacific_war.html   (360 words)

  
 Pacific Theater of Operations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pacific Theatre of Operations (PTO) is the term used in the United States for all military activity in the Pacific Ocean and the countries bordering it, during World War II.
Pacific War is a more common name, around the world, for the broader conflict between the Allies and Japan, between 1937 and 1945.
The term "theatre of operations" was defined in the [American] field manuals as the land and sea areas to be invaded or defended, including areas necessary for administrative activities incident to the military operations (chart 12).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_theater   (635 words)

  
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SOUTH PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Army Forces in South Pacific Area) In the Solomons, eleven B-17s escorted by eight P-38s of the 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, attack ships in Faisi Harbor on Shortland Island; one tanker is hit; six Zekes are claimed destroyed, five by P-38s and one by a B-17.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Fifth Air Force) In New Guinea, A-20s and B-26s hit forces in the Buna area and at the mouth of the Kumusi River, and strafe barges on the lagoon shoreline south of the Kumusi's mouth.
EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force) Four radar-equipped B-24s of the 329th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 93d Bombardment Group (Heavy) fly a "moling" or intruder, mission aimed at harassing the enemy in weather unsuitable for large missions by alerting air-raid crews in the area north of the Ruhr.
www.bralyn.net /etext/reference/history/wwii-af-ops.txt   (15761 words)

  
 December 1942 - WWII Pacific Chronology
SOUTH PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Army Forces in South Pacific Area) In the Solomons, eight SBDs, seven TBFs and fighters attack the Tokyo Express 150 miles northwest of Guadalcanal; one destroyer is slightly damaged; and ten Petes are shot down, four by three P-39 pilots of the 67th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group.
SOUTH PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Army Forces in South Pacific Area) Eleven B-17s escorted by eight P-38s of the 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, attack ships in Faisi Harbor; one tanker is hit; six Zekes are claimed destroyed, five by P-38s and one by a B-17.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS (Fifth Air Force) A-20s and B-26s hit forces in the Buna area and at the mouth of the Kumusi River, and strafe barges on the lagoon shoreline south of the Kumusi's mouth.
www.pacificwrecks.com /60th/today/1942/12-42.html   (4671 words)

  
 Buy P.T.O. IV: Pacific Theater of Operations for PlayStation 2 -
PTO IV is turn-based, so you start each round in a strategy phase where you design and build your fleets, gather intelligence, and go fight the enemy.
Pacific Theater of Operations IV follows in the line of Koei's underpublised but successful title series of World War Two combat at sea.
But, the sheer depth and beauty of PTO IV that many novices miss is in the ability to design and create your own types of aircraft and warships; modify exisiting warships; and continually upgrade both based upon your research and development expedititures.
www.psreporter.com /aznB00007KUU7/pto_4.php   (1025 words)

  
 Pacific Theater of Operations - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) is the term used in the United States for all military activity in the Pacific Ocean and the countries bordering it, in World War II.
The term "theater of operations" was defined in the [American] field manuals as the land and sea areas to be invaded or defended, including areas necessary for administrative activities incident to the military operations (chart 12).
In accordance with the experience of World War I, it was usually conceived of as a large land mass over which continuous operations would take place and was divided into two chief areas-the combat zone, or the area of active fighting, and the communications zone, or area required for administration of the theater.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=177649   (595 words)

  
 Pacific Theater of Operations IV Preview - FUTURE GAMEZ
Pacific Theater of Operations IV is a rather obscure title from Koei, one of the biggest strategy/simulation developers in Japan today.
Well, essentially this is a simulation of the Pacific theater of war during World War II.
Although Pacific Theater of Operations IV has been out in America for over a year now it's a welcome addition to the PAL lineup and THQ must be commended for bring the title to Australia.
www.futuregamez.net /ps2games/pto4/pto4.html   (441 words)

  
 eBROG - WWII: Pacific Theater of Operations by TSR/SPI
A case could even be made that, because so many of the individual battles and campaigns in the Pacific were historically so one-sided, it is only at the theater level that players can expect to find a real opportunity to make decisions that would effect the final outcome.
What leaves PTO eligible for consideration at all is that none of these have succeeded in establishing themselves as the ultimate simulation of the event.
Being so operational oriented, PTO is much less of a challenge than the tactical-leaning King Kongs, such as EATS and War in the Pacific (with which it has nothing in common).
www.thewargamer.com /brog/wwiipto.htm   (2098 words)

  
 Super Nintendo: Pacific Theater Of Operations -
As the Commander of Pacific Fleets in P.T.O., you have to issue orders to the naval commanders of up to16 individual fleets through a system of command and intelligence.
Your opponent might be displayed on the wide Pacific map by selecting the Options Menu when you are in a main command screen.
Here are a few hints which can be included in a strategies you devise to win P.T.O. Japan has the logistical and offensive advantage at the start of the game, but lacks the resources and raw materials to keep up a sustained war effort.
www.pczone.co.uk /t/story/cheats-cvg/id70317/story.htm   (2458 words)

  
 PACIFIC THEATER: OVERVIEW
World War II in the Pacific covered a vast sweep of ocean and land, involving millions of soldiers in years of epic conflict.
Concurrently, Admiral Halsey's South Pacific forces, operating under MacArthur's strategic direction, landed on the island of New Georgia in the Central Solomons to secure air bases to support further advances in a two-pronged drive up the Solomons and the New Guinea coast toward Rabaul.
The next major operation was an invasion of the island of Bougainville, beginning with nearby islands on 25-27 October 1943.
www.olive-drab.com /od_history_ww2_ops_battles_pacific.php   (1209 words)

  
 SIXTY YEARS AGO ... August 1942 - Guadalcanal - Pacific Theater of Operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first Allied offensive in the Pacific was “Operation Watchtower”, the capture of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands.
Guadalcanal was a notable operation from many standpoints - it involved numerous battles and six major naval engagements, and it took a bruising six months to achieve victory.
The South Pacific Amphibious Force was headed by Rear Admiral Richard Kelly Turner, and the First Marine Division was commanded by Major General Alexander Archer Vandergrift.
www.american-partisan.com /cols/2002/ww2/qtr3/0905.htm   (912 words)

  
 Pacific Theater of Operations ROM - Pacific Theater of Operations SNES Console Game
P.T.O. is a WWII simulation on the Pacific.
Relive this theater of war by either taking the side of the Japanese or Allied forces.
Air, land and sea operations are at your disposal.
www.consoleclassix.com /gameinfo_pto_smc.html   (303 words)

  
 Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
The invasion scene represents the numerous island operations of the war in the Pacific.
The theater color was to predominate in each ribbon and the common relationship among all of them was to be achieved by using colored stripes put in the same place on each of the ribbons.
The predominant yellow in the background represents the sands of the islands in the Pacific, where many of the major engagements were fought; the blue, white and red pinstripes in the center are taken from the American Defense Service Medal and represent the national colors.
foxfall.com /csm-common-apcm.htm   (595 words)

  
 Maine Remembers Those Who Served, Chapter 2, Pacific Theater of Operations
On March 24, Admiral Chester Nimitz is appointed Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Theater.
Stan was from Dover-Foxcroft and served as a pilot in the Navy in the Pacific Fleet.
Division, in the South Pacific, Coral Sea, Invasion of the Philippines, and the release of prisoners from Bataan.
www.state.me.us /sos/cec/elec/voter_info/veteran/pacific.htm   (6973 words)

  
 Veterans Oral History Project-World War, 1949-1945
Kimball's service in the European Theater during World War II as a meteorologist in the 254th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force, serving in England, France and Germany.
Grady's service during World War II in the Pacific Theater and in Burma, China, and India as a member of a B-24 bomber crew, during which time he flew 46 missions.
Yelsey's service during World War II in the Pacific Theater as an electronic technician, including his participation in the invasion of Okinawa.
www.natickvets.org /ww2.html   (3514 words)

  
 Army Air Forces in World War II
In Italy, P-40 and A-36 fighter-bombers attack defended points in the Miglionico area; quays, roads, railway yard, and gun emplacements at Terracina; and bridges at Pontecorvo and W of Isolella; town areas and bridges at and near Atina and Acquafondsta are also hit.
US Army Air Forces, North African Theater of Operations (USAAFNATO) is established with General Carl Spaatz as commander, to facilitate administration of AAF units of the Twelfth and Fifteenth Air Forces.
A detachment is operating from Gaudo Airfield, Italy.
www.usaaf.net /chron/43/dec43.htm   (12604 words)

  
 P.T.O. IV - Pacific Theater Of Operations at Psxa2z.com!
P.T.O. IV - Pacific Theater Of Operations at Psxa2z.com!
Up to 96 realistic 3D battleships, aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and other vessels, plus as many as 300 different aircraft, wage naval battles of amazing ferocity on the high seas.
Take control of the fleets of Japan, America, England, and Germany in an attempt to gain control of the entire worldÂ… OR Engage in a short battle at one of the famous campaigns that made the history of that period.
www.psxa2z.com /ps2/PS0652.php   (556 words)

  
 Altus AFB, OK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
operating from Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon Island.
operating in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO).
B-17's are to operate in support of both night and day raids.
www.altus.af.mil /history/Combat/combatdec43.asp   (14006 words)

  
 OpinioNet(tm) - Archives of Sixty Years Ago - Tim Rollins and Jennifer King
Dateline: 9 April 1942 - The Fall of Bataan - Pacific Theater of Operations - April 15, 2002
Dateline - 1 March 1942 - Pacific Theater of Operations - The Fall of Java - March 1, 2002
Dateline: February 1942: Pacific Theater - The Battle Of USS Lexington - February 22, 2002
www.opinionet.com /archives/ww2/toc-ww2.shtml   (387 words)

  
 MegaGames - Pacific Theater of Operations cheats and codes
As the Commander of Pacific Fleets in P.T.O., you must issue orders to the naval commanders of up to16 individual fleets through a system of command and intelligence.
Supply, diplomacy, intelligence, and the industrial and technological capabilities of your country are as critical to game play as your tactical skill in warfare.
Your skill as a tactician will determine the outcome of the war in the Pacific.
www.megagames.com /cheats/snes/p268.shtml   (147 words)

  
 P.T.O. - Pacific Theater of Operations for Genesis - MobyGames
P.T.O. - Pacific Theater of Operations for Genesis - MobyGames
By managing your fleets and ordering new warships you can control many different sides of the conflict.
(ship development, Base defense, Fleet arrangement, Direct battle control, Economic decisions) There are many different options of play in PTO, you can choose to play from one of many different famous battles or you can play the campaign.
www.mobygames.com /game/genesis/pto-pacific-theater-of-operations   (173 words)

  
 GameSpy: P.T.O. IV: Pacific Theater of Operations
From the North Sea to Midway to Okinawa- every conquest is one step closer to victory!
P.T.O. - KOEI's fourth interpretation of World War II naval combat makes for an engrossing strategy game.
Speak and be heard on GameSpy's gamer panel!
ps2.gamespy.com /playstation-2/pto-iv-pacific-theater-of-operations   (151 words)

  
 World War II in the Pacific History Resources
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Battle of Midway 1942: the fight for the Pacific
www.snowcrest.net /jmike/ww2pacificmil.html   (97 words)

  
 IGN: P.T.O. IV: Pacific Theater of Operations
Find out what other IGN readers have to say about P.T.O. IV: Pacific Theater of Operations.
P.T.O. IV Storms PS2 - December 4, 2002
Connections for P.T.O. IV: Pacific Theater of Operations (PS2)
ps2.ign.com /objects/496/496326.html   (248 words)

  
 SPI/TSR's World War II : European and Pacific Theater of Operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
These great games have come in three editions (ETO did, PTO came out in one edition), and the one I speak about is the newest edition, released sometime in the early 1990s.
If anyone has any strategies to submit to me, I would be more than happy to post them.
Replays from my last European and Pacific Theatre of Operations combined game.
expage.com /eto   (151 words)

  
 The Adrenaline Vault | News |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
iEntertainment Network on Thursday announced the upcoming launch of WarBirds: Pacific Theater of Operations.
WarBirds: PTO takes the online flight combat sim to the Southern Philippines - where island terrain is generated from satellite data allowing depictions of actual topography from this region.
WarBirds: PTO will be released to retail on March 19.
www.avault.com /news/displaynews.asp?story=2132003-101426   (132 words)

  
 HyperWar: World War II: Pacific Theater of Operations: Contents
World War II United States Naval Submarine Operations Against the Empire of Japan
The U.S. Marines and Amphibious War: Its Theory, and Its Practice in the Pacific,
Valor at Sea -- The U.S. Submarine War in the Pacific
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/PTO/index.html   (219 words)

  
 HyperWar: "East Wind, Rain"--Contents
Staff of Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet, 7 December 1941
CNO War Warning Messages of Nov. 24 and Nov. 27, 1941
97--Pearl Harbor Operations: General Outline of Orders and Plans This monograph is a collection of Japanese orders and directives concerning the Pearl Harbor operation.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/PTO/EastWind/index.html   (520 words)

  
 Osprey Publishing - US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1941—43
US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1944—45
This book is the first of several volumes to examine the Corps's meteoric wartime expansion and the evolution of its units.
It covers the immediate pre-war period, the rush to deploy defense forces in the war's early months, and the Marines' first combat operations on Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville.
www.ospreypublishing.com /title_detail.php/title=S518X~ser=BTO   (215 words)

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