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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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 Casemate Illustrated illustrates US Army and Marine Corps' amor operations during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45.

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 as an Armor Officer. 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. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston. He currently lives in Minnesota.


"This is a well-written and profusely illustrated discussion on armored forces in the Pacific in World War II."

- On Point: The Journal of Army History

"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

"This book offers a concise and well-researched account of how tanks contributed to the final American victory in the Pacific War. It is profusely illustrated with black and white photographs depicting the tanks that were used by both sides, and it also includes detailed color drawings of several armored fighting vehicles. Readers interested in armored warfare or the fighting in the Pacific will find much to enjoy in this volume."

- The Journal of America's Military Past

‘’...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

"This should be interesting for history fans and modelers who would like to have more will also make a nice addition to your library."

- DetailScaleReview

" excellent little survey of tank warfare in the Pacific. Guardia’s narrative sticks closely to tank operations and he does not get bogged down in detail – he allows his profile pages to do that work."

- Wargames Illustrated

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