The Six Marine Divisions In The Pacific

Author: George B. Clark
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786427698
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The Six Marine Divisions In The Pacific from the Author: George B. Clark. In the island battles of World War II, the United States Marine Corps came into its own. From a force previously numbering 55,000, the ranks of the Marines swelled to 480,000. With Pacific theater command essentially divided geographically between General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, these forces found themselves under the command of the Army or Navy depending on their particular location. On land and at sea, the contribution which the six Marine divisions made to the Allied victory in the Pacific cannot be ignored. Concentrating on the infantry units, this volume provides a brief history of each of the six Marine divisions which took part in the Pacific conflict. Beginning with a chronology of the war in the Pacific, it succinctly describes each campaign through the eyes of a specified division, focusing on the division's exact movements and actions. Some battles and operations are covered from different perspectives because of the presence of multiple divisions. An initial section contains brief biographical sketches of key players in the Pacific arena. Extensive maps and photographs are also included.

Pacific Warriors

Author: Eric M. Hammel
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
ISBN: 0760320977
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Pacific Warriors from the Author: Eric M. Hammel. From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, and more recently from the jungles of Vietnam to the killing fields of Iraq, America's "soldiers of the sea" have fought their country's battles with famed valor, skill, and perseverance in the face of long odds. But where did the U.S. Marines earn their reputation as being the "first to fight?" It was on the South Pacific Island of Guadalcanal. There, on August 7, 1942, the 1st Marine Division stormed ashore to begin one of the most difficult and brutal campaigns of military history, and an unbroken string of victories staged across the Pacific.

Us Marine Corps Pacific Theater Of Operations 1944 45

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147280158X
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Us Marine Corps Pacific Theater Of Operations 1944 45 from the Author: Gordon L. Rottman. In late1944 the US Marine Corps prepared for the toughest battles of the war. It had grown to 35,598 officers, 5,384 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted Marines, totaling 431,573 personnel, and now comprised of two amphibious corps, six divisions, 26 non-divisional artillery battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on from Battle Orders 1 and 7, this book examines the continuing development of the Corps' organization, its training, tactics, weaponry, and command structure. It details the formation of the 5th and 6th Marine Divisions and the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade, and examines the Corps' performance in the brutal battles on Guam, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, and its deployment as an occupation force.

United States Marine Corps Generals Of World War Ii

Author: George B. Clark
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN:
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United States Marine Corps Generals Of World War Ii from the Author: George B. Clark. "This work describes 98 men who served as generals of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers: background and education; military schooling; military service, both before and during World War II; service abroa

Vom Alten Schlag

Author: E.B. Sledge
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864134102
Size: 41.85 MB
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Vom Alten Schlag from the Author: E.B. Sledge. Eugene B. Sledge diente als Soldat im 3. Bataillon, 5. Kompanie der ber├╝hmten 1. US-Marineinfanteriedivision ÔÇô der ├Ąltesten, ruhmreichsten und gr├Â├čten aktiven Division des US Marine Corps. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wurde der 20-J├Ąhrige an die Front im Pazifik geschickt, wo er an den Gefechten der amerikanischen Armee gegen die Japaner um Peleliu und Okinawa teilnahm. In diesem Buch beschreibt Sledge auf klare und ersch├╝tternd n├╝chterne Weise die Erfahrungen eines Marines an der Front im Pazifik. Die Grausamkeit und Brutalit├Ąt des Krieges sind darin ebenso festgehalten wie das Gef├╝hl aufrichtiger Kameradschaft, schonungslose Schilderungen w├╝ster K├Ąmpfe sowie r├╝hrende Momentaufnahmen am Rande des Geschehens. Ein einzigartiges Dokument des Schreckens und ein weltbekannter Klassiker der Kriegsliteratur.

The Human Tradition In The World War Ii Era

Author: Malcolm Muir
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842027861
Size: 47.33 MB
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The Human Tradition In The World War Ii Era from the Author: Malcolm Muir. A collection of brief biographical sketches presenting the American experience in the World War II era. It contains the stories of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who served in the European and Pacific theatres and demonstrates the profound impact of the war on American society.

D Day In The Pacific

Author: Harold J. Goldberg
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253116813
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D Day In The Pacific from the Author: Harold J. Goldberg. In June 1944 the attention of the nation was riveted on events unfolding in France. But in the Pacific, the Battle of Saipan was of extreme strategic importance. This is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic engagements of World War II. The conquest of Saipan and the neighboring island of Tinian was a turning point in the war in the Pacific as it made the American victory against Japan inevitable. Until this battle, the Japanese continued to believe that success in the war remained possible. While Japan had suffered serious setbacks as early as the Battle of Midway in 1942, Saipan was part of her inner defense line, so victory was essential. The American victory at Saipan forced Japan to begin considering the reality of defeat. For the Americans, the capture of Saipan meant secure air bases for the new B-29s that were now within striking distance of all Japanese cities, including Tokyo.

Guadalcanal

Author: Dr. Jon Diamond
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811764958
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Guadalcanal from the Author: Dr. Jon Diamond. On August 7, 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal, northeast of Australia, launching the first major Allied offensive against Japan. In one of the best-known campaigns of World War II's Pacific Theater, the Marines and then the U.S. Army endured a bitter six-month struggle for the island.

Us Marine Corps Tanks Of World War Ii

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780960328
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Us Marine Corps Tanks Of World War Ii from the Author: Steven J. Zaloga. During World War II, the US Marine Corps formed six tank battalions that battled through the harsh conditions of the Pacific Theatre. Using the same basic tanks as the US Army, notably the M3 and M5A1 light tanks and the M4 Sherman medium tank, the marines made both technical and tactical innovations to make them more effective in the fight against the Japanese. Deep wading equipment, flamethrower tanks, and even wooden armor all became part of the Marine arsenal. This book examines the tactics and technology that made the US Marine Corps tank service unique in the annals of warfare.

We Few

Author: James R. Dickenson
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN:
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We Few from the Author: James R. Dickenson. Their story is told here by James R. Dickenson, a former Marine and reporter for some of the nation's leading news organizations. Focusing on ten men representing all six Marine divisions, he chronicles their experiences through induction, training, and combat to the lives they led after the war."--Jacket.