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Book Reviews Planned Invasion of Japan, 1945: The bulletin to Guam. It ceased operations with its last Siberian Weather Advantage. H. S. Yoder Jr. bulletin three months later. 1997 . 161 pp. $25.00 . Clothbound. American In an easy-to-read style, Yoder addresses the nearly Philosophical Society. ISBN 087169-223-6. insurmountable difficulties involved in establishing and logistically sustaining a U.S. military operation in such an inhospitable region, both from the standpoint Notwithstanding Japan's surrender in August 1945 of its repressive climate and its chilly political atmo- ending World War II, concerns existed that not all sphere. For instance, because the Americans refused Japanese would surrender peacefully. Therefore, to give the Russians the ciphers and codes the weather American plans to invade Japan proceeded. Weather central used, the Russians tried (unsuccessfully) to ja m support would be critical. To furnish it, the U.S. Navy its broadcasts; yet Russians copied all radio traffic deemed it necessary to establish weather stations up- from the facility. wind of Japan on the Kamchatka Peninsula and in Si- beria. After some hesitation, Soviet Premier Joseph The weather service the Russians operated from Stalin approved the establishment of weather centrals Siberia was severely deficient by U.S. standards. By at Petropavlovsk http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-79.10.2166
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Planned Invasion of Japan, 1945: The bulletin to Guam. It ceased operations with its last Siberian Weather Advantage. H. S. Yoder Jr. bulletin three months later. 1997 . 161 pp. $25.00 . Clothbound. American In an easy-to-read style, Yoder addresses the nearly Philosophical Society. ISBN 087169-223-6. insurmountable difficulties involved in establishing and logistically sustaining a U.S. military operation in such an inhospitable region, both from the standpoint Notwithstanding Japan's surrender in August 1945 of its repressive climate and its chilly political atmo- ending World War II, concerns existed that not all sphere. For instance, because the Americans refused Japanese would surrender peacefully. Therefore, to give the Russians the ciphers and codes the weather American plans to invade Japan proceeded. Weather central used, the Russians tried (unsuccessfully) to ja m support would be critical. To furnish it, the U.S. Navy its broadcasts; yet Russians copied all radio traffic deemed it necessary to establish weather stations up- from the facility. wind of Japan on the Kamchatka Peninsula and in Si- beria. After some hesitation, Soviet Premier Joseph The weather service the Russians operated from Stalin approved the establishment of weather centrals Siberia was severely deficient by U.S. standards. By at Petropavlovsk

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Oct 1, 1998

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