World War II Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon

World War II Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon

Author: Dan Bailey

The 2001 first edition of WW II Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon is now available. This book has been a concentrated work in progress since 1992 and includes a great amount of never before-published information resulting from new diving discoveries and further archival research.

Categories that have been greatly expanded in this new book include:

  • Descriptions of the wrecks.
  • Descriptions of the artifacts, war supplies, and armaments.
  • Drawings of wrecks showing important features.
  • War histories of the ships.
  • Japanese installations and defenses (descriptions, drawings, photos, and damage to)
  • Japanese ships present during Operation Hailstone (including attacks on and damage to)
  • Details of the Operation Hailstone, April 29-30, 1944, and Army Air Force aerial campaigns against Truk.
  • Aerial combat between Japanese and American planes.
  • American/Japanese planes lost.
  • The Japanese response to Operation Hailstone.
  • Atrocities against captured American flyers.
  • Technical deep diving at Truk.
  • Diving requirements and skill levels needed.

This book has the most detailed and complete compilation of information regarding the Japanese occupation and build-up of Truk into a strategic naval base, the air campaigns against ships, aircraft, and installations, and the exploration/descriptions of the ships and aircraft wrecks ever written. The text is complemented by 150 color plates, 101 black and white photos, and 173 graphics (maps and illustrations).

 
 
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