38. Many Japanese Personnel Were Cut Off From Effective Communications
Simply maintaining communications across the vastness of the Japanese conquests was a herculean task at the best of times, and in the most ideal of conditions. By the time WWII drew to an end, it was not the best of time for Japan, nor were conditions for communicating with her forces anywhere close to ideal. The US Navy had sent most Japanese shipping to the bottom of the sea, cutting off Japanese garrisons from physical contact with the home islands, and Allied airmen had bombed much of Japan’s communications network to ruins.