Friday, February 3, 2017

Operation Death from the Skies

Waves of bombers and fighter planes poured over the island in support of Tau advancing forces. The the skies erupted with burst cannon, missile pod and pulse bomb attacks that fell on Tulagik Major that day. For two and a half hours, the bombs rained down on the southern end of the island from Tau coalition aircraft -- "with a brutality that had never been seen before," as the commander of one Imperial Dragoon unit said three days later. "They scorched the island and fired burst cannons at the anyone who fled in panic, resulting in numerous deaths."