US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943–44

US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943–44 cover

US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943–44

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By January 1944 the US Marine Corps had grown to a total of 405,169 personnel, comprising 28,193 officers, 10,723 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted men. The Fleet Marine Force now had two amphibious corps, four divisions, a separate infantry regiment, 19 defense battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on from Battle Orders 1: USMC in the Pacific Theater of Operations 1941–43, this book examines the continuing development of the Corps's organization, its training, tactics, weaponry, and command structure, as well as the battles fought in the Southwest Pacific on New Britain, and in the Central Pacific on Tarawa, Roi-Namur, Eniwetok, Saipan, and Tinian. The organization of the 4th Marine Division (MarDiv) and III and V Amphibious Corps (IIIAC, VAC) is also discussed along with smaller, new units.

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Published 23 Sep 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766515
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 58 b/w; 32 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Battle Orders
Short code BTO 7
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

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

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