American Armor in the Pacific

Mike Guardia

This Casemate Illustrated illustrates US Army and Marine Corps' amor operations during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45.
Date Published :
January 2020
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Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
Over 100 images
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781612008189
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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This latest in the Casemate Illustrated series explores American armor during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45. During this period there were over twenty major tank battles and operations where tanks provided heavy support to infantry units. These operations include the battle of Tarawa and the Bougainville Campaign. Relying heavily on first-person accounts, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces are discussed.

This book also looks at the Pacific theater, and how American armor was employed with great success in that theater of war. Detailed information on American and Japanese armored forces, including development, equipment, capabilities, organization, and order of battle, is given.

About The Author

Mike Guardia is an internationally recognized author and military historian. A veteran of the United States Army, he served six years on active duty (2008-2014) as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely acclaimed Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always, the first-ever biography chronicling the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson.

He has twice been nominated for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Book Award and is an active member in the Military Writers Society of America.


"Packed with over 100 images, American Armor in the Pacific is exactly what a reader interested in the armored battles fought between the Imperial Japanese war machine and U.S. military would want to see."

- Globe at War

"There are a plentiful array of ideas in the book for anyone looking to model Pacific armor in appropriate settings. I welcome more volumes in the Casemate Illustrated series if they continue the quality shown in this book"


"Highly recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"... you can use information within to help craft a variety of tabletop scenarios to include tanks on Tarawa, Guam, Philippines, Okinawa, and elsewhere..."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"The images contained in the book are stunning in quality and add a high level of 'connection' between the reader and the text...I find books that have the level of emotional impact upon the reader, such as this book possesses, are of significant value."


"When you include the superb selection of photos, maps and profiles, you have an excellent look at one of the lesser known aspects of WWII in the Pacific."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"Guardia’s work has relevance to today’s Armored Force. It clearly and unambiguously reminds us that armor can fight on extremely difficult terrain and participate in amphibious operations."

- ARMOR Magazine

‘’...a very fine work with great attention to detail, interwoven with first-hand accounts and Unit Profiles to give more infromation about the forces involved.’’

- Gun Mart

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