How Superb Recon in the South Pacific Helped to Win WWII

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September 21, 2020 Topic: History Region: Oceania Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: HistoryWorld War IIPacific WarIntelligencePBY

How Superb Recon in the South Pacific Helped to Win WWII

The Australian coastwatcher organization and the American “Black Cat” PBY Catalina flying boat squadrons made substantial contributions to minimizing Allied losses and ensuring that Japanese losses were ruinously high.

Japan’s ill-advised decision to fight in such unfavorable circumstances in the Solomons broke the back of its air power and seriously weakened its army and navy, thus paving the way for Allied victory in the battles to come.

This article first appeared on the Warfare History Network.

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