World War II US Cavalry Units

World War II US Cavalry Units

Pacific Theater

Elite 175
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: ELI 175
  • Publication Date: 10 Oct 2009
  • Number of Pages: 64
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At the time of Pearl Harbor, the United States Army still had ten cavalry regiments.The 26th (Filipino Scouts) fought on horseback in the Philippines, while the rest were fought as infantry. Despite this, the cavalry units maintained their own unique traditions, and identity as they saw action in the Pacific and China-Burma-India theatre. This book covers all of the US cavalry units to see action during World War II. It includes the little-covered Texan National Guard regiments, who fought beside ex-Merrill's Marauders as a deep penetration unit. It also contains color-plates of the uniforms of the US Army's last mounted cavalry as well as tropical combat dress worn by the dismounted units.

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 Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

Contents

The US Cavalry at the outbreak of war * The Filipino Scouts - 26th Cavalry in action, December 1941-April 1942 * 1st Cavalry Division: Mexican border 1942, Australia 1943, New Guinea and the Admiralties, Leyte October 1944, Luzon 1945 - the battle of Manila * 2nd Cavalry Division: inactivation & brief re-activation, 1942-43 * 112th Cav (Texas NG) - New Caledonia 1942, New Guinea 1943-44, New Britain 1943, New Guinea & Leyte 1944, Luzon 1945. * 124th Cav (Texas NG), the last mounted regiment - India 1944, Mars Task Force in the CBI, 1945

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