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Operation Z (1944)

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Operation Z was a defensive plan put into place by the Japanese during World War II to defend the Marianas Islands, and in particular, Saipan. [1]

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Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Allied Translator and Interpreter Section

The Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS), also known as the Allied Translator and Interpreter Service or Allied Translator and Intelligence Service, was a joint Australian/American World War II intelligence agency which served as a centralized allied intelligence unit for the translation of intercepted Japanese communications, interrogations and negotiations in the Pacific Theater of Operations between September 1942 – December 1945.

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Battle of the Philippine Sea

The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a decisive naval battle of World War II which eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions.

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Caroline Islands

The Caroline Islands (Islas Carolinas in Spanish, Karolinen in German) are a widely scattered archipelago of tiny islands in the western Pacific Ocean, to the north of New Guinea.

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Chester W. Nimitz

Chester William Nimitz (February 24, 1885February 20, 1966) was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy.

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Chuuk State

Chuuk State (also known as Truk) is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

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A cover-up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error, incompetence or other embarrassing information.

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Depth charge

A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) weapon intended to destroy or cripple a target submarine by being dropped into the water close to its target and detonating, subjecting the target to a powerful and destructive hydraulic shock.

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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

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The Filipinos or Filipino people (Los Filipinos) (Mga Pilipino) are people who identify with the country known as the Philippines.

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Imperial Japanese Navy

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN; Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍 or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun, literally "Navy of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 until 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's defeat and surrender in World War II.

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Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff

The was the highest organ within the Imperial Japanese Navy.

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Kantai Kessen

The was a naval strategy adopted by the Imperial Japanese Navy following the Russo-Japanese War.

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Kwajalein Atoll

Kwajalein Atoll (Marshallese: Kuwajleen) is part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).

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Mariana Islands

The Mariana Islands (also the Marianas) are a crescent-shaped archipelago comprising the summits of fifteen mostly dormant volcanic mountains in the western North Pacific Ocean, between the 12th and 21st parallels north and along the 145th meridian east.

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Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ),Pronunciations:* English: Republic of the Marshall Islands * Marshallese: Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line.

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Military Intelligence Service (United States)

The Military Intelligence Service (陸軍情報部) was a World War II U.S. military unit consisting of two branches, the Japanese American Unit described here and the German-Austrian Unit based at Camp Ritchie, described partly in Ritchie Boys.

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Mineichi Koga

was a Japanese Marshal Admiral and commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet.

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New Guinea

New Guinea (Papua or, historically, Irian) is a large Island in the South West Pacific region.

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is a Japanese-language term used in countries in North America and South America to specify the children born to Japanese people (who are called Issei) in the new country.

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Plain text

In computing, plain text is the contents of an ordinary sequential file readable as textual material without much processing.

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Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Shigeru Fukudome

was an admiral and Chief of Staff of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

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Soemu Toyoda

was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II.

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A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Operation A, Z Plan (Japan), Z-Plan (Japan).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Z_(1944)

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