Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. Its name is derived from the Luso-Latin macaronic Tepre Pacificum, "peaceful sea", bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west, and the Americas in the east.

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  • Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, commander-in-chief of the First Air Fleet, ordered the “Get Underway” signal flag hoisted from the mainmast of his flagship, the Japanese aircraft carrier HIMJS Akagi. Through the early morning mist, the signalmen attached to the vessels of the First Air Fleet saw the order. Blinker signal lights reflected off the bouncing waves as the warships flashed messages between vessels. The waters of the bay slowly sprang to life as three fleet submarines churned their way into the North Pacific. As the vanguard of the Hawaii force, the subs took position fifty miles ahead. Their mission was to intercept any vessels on the route that might discover and report the movements of the main force.

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    1999
    Robert Stinnett

  • Red Star Rogue

    2005
    Kenneth Sewell and Clint Richmond

  • D-Days in the Pacific

    2008
    Donald L. Miller

  • Morning of Fire

    2010
    Scott Ridley

  • Farther Than Any Man

    2001
    Martin Dugard

  • The Path Between the Seas

    1977
    David W. McCullough

  • Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts

    2007
    Robert D. Kaplan

  • The Deceivers

    2010
    Thaddeus Holt

  • The Story of World War II

    2010
    Henry Steele Commager and Donald L. Miller

  • One Day in History: December 7, 1941

    2009
    Rodney P. Carlisle

  • Masters and Commanders

    2009
    Andrew Roberts

  • The Motion of the Ocean

    2009
    Janna Cawrse Esarey

  • Danger's Hour

    2008
    Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

  • Seaworthy

    2007
    T. R. Pearson

  • Lord Strathcona

    2002
    Donna McDonald

  • Seizing Destiny

    2008
    Richard Kluger

  • There's a War to Be Won

    1997
    Geoffrey Perret

  • Challenge for the Pacific

    2010
    Robert Leckie

  • Whirlwind

    2010
    Barrett Tillman

  • Hell in the Pacific

    2012
    Jim McEnery

  • Undefeated

    2012
    Bill Sloan


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