Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun

The Combat History of U.S. Army Tank Battalions in the Pacific in World War II

Book Description

Although the history of armor in World War II has captured the attention of countless authors, no one has yet chronicled the extensive use of tanks in the Pacific--until now. In comprehensive detail Gene Eric Salecker describes the exploits of American tanks on the jungle islands where troops engaged in savage combat and encountered unforgiving weather and terrain. Stationed in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands in 1941, the U.S. Army's independent tank battalions fought from the very start of the war. From New Guinea and the Solomons to the Ryukyus, American armor proved instrumental in winning World War II in the Pacific.

  • First work dedicated solely to the use of Army tanks in the Pacific Theater
  • Covers armor battles in the Philippines, Makin, the Solomons, Rabaul, New Guinea, Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa

  • About Salecker, Gene Eric

    Gene Eric Salecker lives near Chicago, Illinois.