US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941–45

Scouts, Raiders, Rangers and Reconnaissance Units

US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941–45 cover

US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941–45

Scouts, Raiders, Rangers and Reconnaissance Units

Description

The bitter fighting in the Pacific Theater required new forms of warfare, and the gathering of detailed intelligence information on the remote and varied islands and their determined defenders. As a result, new scout, raider and reconnaissance units were formed‹the pioneers of today's special forces. Some units were small, while others comprised thousands of men. All contributed significantly to the war effort. This book examines a wide range of PTO special-warfare units, including the Alaskan and Alamo scouts, 5217th/1st Recon Battalion, Marine Amphibious Recon and Raider units, Amphibious Scouts, and 6th Ranger Battalion.

Product details

Published 20 Aug 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472805461
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 11 col
Series Battle Orders
Short code BTO 12
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gordon L. Rottman

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

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over