U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939-1945

U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939-1945

by Gordon Rottman, Benis M. Frank
     
 

Including extensive information only found in scattered sources or official documents and archives, this book provides detailed coverage of all organizational aspects of the Marine Corps units in World War II's Pacific Theater. It gives in-depth background information on the units' functions, evolution, designation practices, tactical organization of combat units,

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Including extensive information only found in scattered sources or official documents and archives, this book provides detailed coverage of all organizational aspects of the Marine Corps units in World War II's Pacific Theater. It gives in-depth background information on the units' functions, evolution, designation practices, tactical organization of combat units, and extensive statistical and technical data including 21 maps. It covers atypical subjects such as Marines in China, and female and African American marines. Extensive additional data on weapons, U.S. Navy and Army backgrounds, Japanese Army and Navy backgrounds, code names, and comparative ranks of U.S. forces appear in the appendices. The book is a valuable one-stop resource for researchers, historians, military history enthusiasts, and war gamers.

As a complete reference source on the Marine Corps, the book provides an evolutionary study of the Marine Corps' wartime expansion and organization. It closely examines the prewar and wartime growth of the Marine Corps as well as its postwar reduction while providing complete background information on all ground and air units in the Pacific and their evolution. Information on each Marine Corps unit includes: dates in combat, location and code name of landing beaches, time of landing, island operation code names, date the island was declared secure, task organization for combat order of battle of the opposing Japanese units and their casualties, attached U.S. Army and U.S. Navy units, and much more. The book is the definitive source of organizational information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313319068
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
936,658
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Benis M. Frank

Preface

U.S. Marine Corps Organizational Profile

U.S. Marine Corps Shore Establishment

Fleet Marine Force

Amphibious Corps and Forces: Marine Divisions, Brigades, and Tactical Groups

Fleet Marine Force Ground Units

Fleet Marine Force Ground Unit Operations

Marine Corps Aviation Profile

Marine Corps Aviation Units

Fleet Marine Force Aviation Unit Campaign Participation

Appendices

Selected Bibliography

Index

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