US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1941-45: Pacific

US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1941-45: Pacific

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US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1941-45: Pacific by Kenneth Estes, Howard Gerrard

The ferocity of the Pacific war almost defied the available military technology. In this environment the evolving use of tanks by the US Marine Corps played a significant role; at the end of the Battle of Okinawa, Major General Lemuel Shepherd wrote in his report that 'if any one supporting arm can be singled out as having contributed more than any others during the progress of the campaign, the tank would certainly be selected.' This book traces the history of the US Marine Corps tank crewman, including the significant changes in doctrine, equipment, and organization thatWorld War IIbrought, and his experience fighting in the Pacific theater.

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ISBN-13: 9781841767178
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/12/2005
Series: Warrior Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

Kenneth W Estes is a 1969 Naval Academy graduate who served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the U.S. Marine Corps until his retirement in 1993. He earned his doctorate in European History in 1984 and has taught at Duke University, the U.S. Naval Academy, and local schools. He is the editor of several books, and has written extensively in military and academic journals throughout his career. He was made an Honorary Legionnaire in the Spanish Legion in 1992.

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