Re: Aleutian campaign



On Sun, 04 Feb 2007 15:25:38 -0500, "Mike Piacente"
<mpiacente@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Not really. As a matter of fact, in the book, "Shattered Sword," about the
Midway battle, there is discussion in the book about the invasion of the
Aleutians. Several Japanese staff officers and other officers questioned
the wisdom of seizing Midway and the Aleutians (1500 and 2500 miles from
Japan) and being able to defend/resupply both islands. One Japanese general
REFUSED to supply troops for either invasion.



Mike, do you recall the name of the Japanese general who refused to
send troops for those campaigns? I'm thinking that someone with that
foresight might have done other interesting things. - redvet

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