By Rod Macdonald
Recounted together with his traditional point of meticulous historic examine, Rod weaves an simply readable account of the build-up to and implementation of Operation Desecrate 1 – the raid undertaken to break eastern ships and plane within the lagoons of Palau. He makes use of his intimate wisdom of shipwrecks to bare in excellent element all the 20 significant jap WWII shipwrecks mendacity on the backside of the Palauan lagoons this day.
On thirtieth March, 1944 Grumman F6F Hellcat opponents made an preliminary fighter sweep of the lagoon to damage jap air hide. concurrently Grumman Avenger torpedo-bombers dropped mines and successive staff moves of torpedo bombers and dive-bombers sank the transport and destroyed the airfields. Palau used to be neutralised as a jap naval and air base in a repeat of an analogous job strength fifty eight raid, Operation Hailstone, on Truk Lagoon 1,000 miles to the east simply six weeks earlier.
A variety of long-lost wrecks have lately been relocated together with a jap freighter jam-packed with intensity fees and armed forces helmets. This used to be present in 1989 yet remained unidentified beforehand – after painstaking learn Rod unearths her establish for the 1st time within the booklet. each one destroy is roofed intimately and is supported via underwater images and through significant illustrations via popular artist Rob Ward. The shipwrecks of Palau are actually revealed.
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The Japanese deployed some 25,000 troops on the main island of Babelthuap, which it was believed would be the primary objective for any Allied assault. A further 10,500 troops were stationed on the southern island of Peleliu and 1,400 on Angaur. The army 35 Dive Palau requisitioned civilian buildings that were required for military purposes, dispossessed local inhabitants from their land and quickly began to further fortify the island defences. Japan determined to depart from the previous strategy of trying to stop US amphibious troops on the invasion beaches.
He organised the Task Force 58 carriers move in line astern towards Truk striking force with six of the newest Lagoon. (National Archives) 44 Truk Lagoon and fastest battleships available – with six heavy cruisers, four light cruisers and twentyseven destroyers for support. The Fast Carrier Task Force would go on to be the main striking force of the US Pacific Fleet from January 1944 through to the end of the war in August 1945. Naval air power was now dominant, and capital ships, once the main weapon of a fleet, now simply provided support and protection for the carriers.
Desperate to save as many aircraft as possible, officers ordered aircraft mechanics and technicians to take off and head north. On Eten Island airstrip, absent pilots arriving by boat from other islands were beaten up by their second commanding officer. As the local Trukese population on the islands realised the expected attack was now happening, many of them took to caves in the hills. On the aircraft carrier-shaped Eten Island airfield, there was a congestion of planes that had been offloaded from supply ships – many of which had not yet been assembled.