De Havilland: Aircraft of World War One by John McIntosh Bruce

By John McIntosh Bruce

This illustrated monograph highlights the plane of de Havilland layout which served British aviators through the adolescence of flying. a set of pictures and drawings accompanies the author's observation.

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On August 18, the Red Army staged an amphibious landing on Shimushu Island in the Kuriles, home to the 11 th Tank Regiment, equipped with 39 Type 97 medium tanks and 25 Type 95 light tanks. " Under the command of Colonel Ieda, the regiment decided to resist, and it attacked the beachhead. A confused battle was fought in the fog for two hours with the Soviet antitank guns knocking out 21 tanks but losing over a hundred troops in the process. A cease-fire agreement was reached on August 20, making the battle for Shimushu the last Japanese tank battle of the war.

C1: TYPE 2 KA-MI SPECIAL CRAFT, ITO SNLF, LEYTE, 1944 The Ka-Mi amphibious tanks were originally finished in dark IJN gray when first manufactured. In 1943, the overall finish shifted to green. As was common with many SNLF units, this tank company painted the IJN "rising sun" standard on the turret side, along with a tactical number. C2: TYPE 3 KA-CHI SPECIAL CRAFT, KURE SNLF, 1945 The Type 3 Ka-Chi was never manufactured in large numbers, and the only extant photo of the type shows it in a plain overall finish, presumably dark green.

Actions in the China theater 36 By the summer of 1943, the Chinese Army in Central China was in deep trouble. The Japanese Imperial General Headquarters began planning Ichi-Go (Operation 1) to deal a final knockout blow. At the same time, this would open rail links between occupied China and Indochina as well as capture bases being prepared for US Army Air Force operations against Japan. Operation 1 was launched by the China Expeditionary Army in April 1944, mainly along the railroad lines in Central China.

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