America in WWII (June 2012)

The US in WWII is the single journal that tells the tale of american citizens battling global battle II on the conflict entrance and at the domestic entrance. It’s a time tablet of heritage and nostalgia that places readers shoulder-to-shoulder with the best new release, profitable the great struggle. full of energetic articles and wide-ranging departments—richly illustrated with actual interval artifacts, crisp battle images, and shiny Forties posters and ads—our nationwide bimonthly journal immerses readers within the American adventure of worldwide warfare II.

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One returned to Midway perforated with 500 bullet holes. The Japanese ships’ near-spotless defense against the American attacks must have reassured Nagumo, who, heeding Tomonaga’s call for another run at Midway, decided to rearm the bombers on his carrier hangar decks. Sweating crewmen rushed to remove the Kates’ 1,800-pound torpedoes, deposit them in nearby racks, and replace them with 1,800-pound fragmentation bombs. A half-hour into that process, one of five search planes from the Japanese cruiser Tone reported in.

But the US government’s War Production Board did not. To manage the use of ever-scarcer raw materials during wartime, the WPB was empowered to dictate who could manufacture what, with what, and how much of it. And the board decreed that all men’s and women’s clothing had to be produced using less material than before the war. The WPB’s directions were specific, stating exactly how much cloth could go into any garment. And if you were a large or tall fellow, there was trouble: manufacturers had to apply for waivers to produce men’s clothing in larger sizes.

Several fighter groups from the Pacific and China fronts were reassigned to duty in the home islands. Plans for the occupation of American-held Midway, at the northwestern end of the Hawaiian Islands, were accelerated. To provide a diversion from the main effort there, another force would seize part of the Aleutian Islands. Midway’s capture would not only stretch Japan’s boundaries, but also put the Americans on the strategic defensive by threatening Pearl Harbor with air attack and give Japan a base from which to invade Hawaii.

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