TFSmith121 is agin' it. Methinks there must be something to it.
Joking aside, let's see where Abe wants to go with this before deciding it is a stretch. Lots of guys above the Guam commander's pay grade dropped the ball Dec7/8 OTL. How many pages would you run to of all the things that happened in WWII that would make Turtledove credible if they were fictional events?
3) And yet despite the "close call" of Messervy et al, the 7th Division still held the IJA off ... again, because the Allies controlled the air and could fly in supplies.