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The Japanese excelled at jungle fighting. That's how they were able to sweep through Malaya and take Singapore from the side that the British had left undefended in the idea that it was impossible to move an army there: the jungle. They also had naval superiority, and were able to wipe out the combined US/British/Dutch fleets in the battle of the Java Sea, ...


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The Japanese navy was the second biggest in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese navy had the most modern and most experienced carriers of the world at that time. England, France and The Netherlands were at war in Europe. France and The Netherlands were occupied by Germany. The colonial forces of FR, GB and NL were more like expanded police forces for internal ...


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Yes flak was used by pilots and crews in the Japanese theater, specifically Curtis LeMay who said after an incendiary bombing raid, "Large fires observed. Flak moderate. Fighter opposition nil." And if Curtis LeMay was calling it flak it can be assumed pilots under him were doing the same. Additionally because of the war in Europe, pilots were ...


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While I cannot actually answer your question regarding the pacific theatre in particular, the term "Flak" (Flugzeugabwehrkanone / literally Aircraft-Defense-Cannon) came into being in May 1916, after being officially renamed/redesignated from its former name of "BAK" (Ballonabwehrkanone / literally Balloon-Defense-Cannon). So people could ...


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