THE FIGHT FOR NEW GUINEA: Gen'l. Douglas MacArthur's First Offensive by Pat Robinson
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THE FIGHT FOR NEW GUINEA: Gen'l. Douglas MacArthur's First Offensive

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MacArthur proved in New Guinea that properly co-ordinated land and air of-fensive could stop the Japs even in the jungles, where they fight best. He can defeat Japan if we give him enough men and planes for the task.""...This is the story of how he proved it. This is the story of the defense of Australia, during the period when a handful of fliers, American and Australian, stalwart but few Australian troops, scattered American units -- and no navy -- held off the Jap attack. This is the story of how the Air Force did the job of three fighting arms, and a transport service besides. This is the story of the men and their planes, of dauntless courage, of innumerable planes shot down and their crews lucky who got out of the swamps and jungles in three days. This is a record of heroism beyond reward. This is the story of the Buna-Gona offensive, the defense of Port Moresdy. And it's told by a sports reporter who sees all the plays.

Pub Date: June 30th, 1943
Publisher: Random House