Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun

U.S. and Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II


Book Description

  • Complete account of airborne operations in the Pacific theater
  • Firsthand descriptions from American and Japanese paratroopers
  • Detailed maps illustrate battles

    From the attack on Pearl Harbor through Japan's surrender, the Americans and Japanese conducted a total of twelve combat parachute drops in the Pacific theater of World War II. Filling a glaring gap in the historical record of the war, Gene Eric Salecker recounts all twelve drops, highlighting the courage of paratroopers on both sides.

  • About the Author

    Gene Eric Salecker lives near Chicago, Illinois.

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