Episode 291-America Strikes Back-The Marshalls and Gilbert Raids

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Posted On June 1, 2020

This potpourri of an episode has lots from early 1942 in the Pacific. Covering the Admiralty, Marshall, Gilbert, Mariana, Caroline and Solomon Islands, we cover more Japanese victories, but also Washington’s desire to strike back. Then asking the question, what was the turning point in the Pacific Campaign, mix Midway or the Solomon Islands Campaign. And finally, ending with Adm. Halsey and Adm. Fletcher as they lead air raids against the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.

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