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By György Punka

This paintings charts the careers of the 20 Hungarian and Bulgarian pilots who formally made ace in the course of global conflict II, plus the 2 Hungarian american citizens who fought with the 8th Air strength in 1944 and 1945. It includes first-hand debts from some of the aces and fabric from strive against stories.

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Thus, when Japanese leaders considered, planned, and executed attacks on the Western Powers, they looked to the navy for strategic direction. Army leaders sought reassurance from the navy that the navy was capable of defeating the British Far East Fleet and the US Pacific Fleet. Moreover, the navy was required to make use of its Special Naval Landing Forces—its ground troops—to occupy many objectives in the Philippines, the Netherlands East Indies, and the Pacific. This force constituted of a total of about eight available battalions, each containing about 1,000 troops.

Both types were excellent aircraft, but the Japanese needed more of them, and they needed them earlier. The carrier battles added to the attrition of land-based aircraft and crews, and introduced the dimension of attrition in ships. The battles of Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons, and Santa Cruz ground down the elite Japanese naval air arm over the course of 1942. The aircrews could not be as easily replaced as American crews because Japanese training was managed less effectively. The carriers themselves, as platforms for the extension of air power, were also attrited.

Stage One operations were planned meticulously, whereas Stage Two and succeeding stages were to be defined more precisely as events unfolded and according to the situation 26 chapter one then facing Japan. The first phase of Stage One operations included the invasions of Hong Kong, Malaya, the Philippines, Guam, and Wake; and the air strike on Pearl Harbor and the airfields of Oahu. The second phase extended offensive operations to complete the occupation of Burma, invade and occupy the Netherlands East Indies, and occupy New Britain as a buffer against Australia.

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