Hone, Trent
January 2009
Naval War College Review;Winter2009, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
The article presents an exploration into the U.S. naval strategies developed and implemented during World War II in the Pacific theater. Details are given outlining two major paradigms of surface warfare, one centered upon large-scale battleship formations and the other on the use of flexible individual aircraft carrier task forces. The shift in naval strategies which occurred between the pre-war planning of the 1930s and the outbreak of war in the 1940s is also discussed. An examination of the actual operations of several naval campaigns in the Pacific front under Admiral Chester Nimitz are also provided.


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