Complete account of airborne operations in the Pacific theater
Firsthand descriptions from American and Japanese paratroopers
Detailed maps illustrate battles
From the attack on Pearl Harbor through Japan's surrender, the Americans and Japanese conducted a total of twelve combat parachute drops in the Pacific theater of World War II. Filling a glaring gap in the historical record of the war, Gene Eric Salecker recounts all twelve drops, highlighting the courage of paratroopers on both sides.
Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun
U.S. and Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II