US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1941–43

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US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1941–43

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The outbreak of World War II set in motion a massive expansion of the United States Marine Corps, leading to a 24-fold increase in size by August 1945. This book is the first of several volumes to examine the Corps's meteoric wartime expansion and the evolution of its units. It covers the immediate pre-war period, the rush to deploy defense forces in the war's early months, and the Marines' first combat operations on Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville. It focuses on the 1st, 2d, and 3d Marine Divisions (MarDivs) and the provisional 1st, 2d, and 3d Marine Brigades (MarBdes).

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472802200
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 55 col
Series Battle Orders
Short code BTO 1
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

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