US Marine Rifleman 1939–45

US Marine Rifleman 1939–45

Pacific Theater

Warrior 112
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: WAR 112
  • Publication Date: 10 Nov 2006
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The Marine Corps began World War II with less than 66,000 officers and men. Yet despite suffering 10 per cent of the overall American casualties, the Marines were able to build on their proud traditions and history to transform a small branch of service into a premier combined arms amphibious assault force. Regardless of its expansion by 750 percent, the Corps was able to maintain its sense of tradition, instill that into thousands of new Marines, and create an elite arm of service. In this book, Gordon Rottman, follows a Marine Corps rifleman through his draft, training and participation in assaults such as: Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and Tinian in the Mariana Islands, and Iwo Jima.

Biographical Note

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer.Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including CAM 155: Battle of the Bulge (1) and WAR 92 US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1941-45. Howard lives and works in Kent.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Conscription Training Appearance Equipment Belief and Belonging Camp Pendleton Conditions of Service On Campaign The Aftermath of Battle Collections, Museums and Reenactment - Bibiliography - Color Plate Commentary - Index

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