British Commandos 1940-46 by Tim Moreman

By Tim Moreman

British Commandos 1940-46 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Publishing LtdСерия: conflict OrdersАвтор(ы): Tim MoremanЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 96ISBN: 1-84176-986-XФормат: pdfРазмер: 28.9 mbRapid0

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Major general, a considerable stipend for 30 the 1930s. To serve as MacArthur's chief of staff, the War Department assigned Maj. S. Army. " Under the strategy created by his predecessors in the War and Navy Departments, MacArthur was expected to operate in accord with War Plan Orange (WPO), modified slightly over the years and coded as WPO-1, WPO-2, and finally WPO-3. The War Plan Orange scenario envisioned meeting a thrust by the Japanese at the Philippines with a retreat of the defenders into the narrow, jungle-like peninsula of Bataan that lay along the western edge of Manila Bay and was backed up by several fortified islands including the redoubt at Corregidor whose big guns could deny any enemy the use of the Manila anchorage.

According to Bluemel, toward the end of November, "The Army-Navy Game was to be played. I got a table reserved at the Army-Navy Club. " (Ordinarily the broadcast of the football game was an excuse for a gala, with the two services enthusiastically partying. ) Still Bluemel figured he could at least quietly enjoy the game at the club and he dropped by MacArthur's headquarters to obtain a pass for the day. To his astonishment, the G-3 plans and operations officer told him no passes were to be granted for the weekend.

Possibly Short's dismissal of the ACW's usefulness was transmitted to the lower echelons. 23 Along with the radar advisory, the destroyer Ward's encounter with a submarine some fifteen minutes or so earlier in the morning was another signal missed by the defenders. The sub, on the surface in restricted waters, first was noticed by a supply ship that notified the Ward and then a PBY on morning patrol also spotted it. Having dropped depth charges, both the destroyer and the PBY notified superiors.

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