Commando!: The M/Z Unit's Secret War Against Japan

Hardcover | April 1, 1996

byA. B. Feuer, Robert Barr Smith

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This little-known story of Australia's M/Z Unit commandos, and the part they played in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, is a fascinating account of daring, clandestine operations conducted by the Allies deep into enemy-held territory. M Unit personnel were secretly landed to set up coastwatching posts and radio stations to report on Japanese shipping movements and bombing flights heading to raid Allied positions. Members of the Z Unit carried out assigned raids into enemy controlled areas, and also attacked targets of opportunity. Many commandos were delivered on their missions by U.S. Navy submarines that sneaked into dangerously shallow waters to put the men ashore--and then returned to pick them up. Other operatives were inserted by PT boats, Catalina aircraft, parachute, and snake boats. Many of these operations are still classified.

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This little-known story of Australia's M/Z Unit commandos, and the part they played in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, is a fascinating account of daring, clandestine operations conducted by the Allies deep into enemy-held territory. M Unit personnel were secretly landed to set up coastwatching posts and radio stations to re...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.56 × 6.24 × 0.77 inPublished:April 1, 1996Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275954080

ISBN - 13:9780275954086

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?A.B. Feuer's book...captures the despiration and danger of 14 M/Z unit operations and the involvement of 13 USN submarines. He lets the men involved tell their stories in their own words with just enough of his own to provide continuity. The lack of sensationalism and the low-key approach to these wonderful tales is commendable....This book is a must for the serious World War II historian, the submarine buff, and the crewmen of the submarines Kingfish, Narwhal, Redfin, Harder, Bream, Pargo, Flounder, Bluegill, Boarfish, Perch, Hawkbill, Gato, and Rock.??Ft. Meyers (FL) News-Press