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US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943-44: 1943-44: v. 2 (Battle Orders 7)
 
 

US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943-44: 1943-44: v. 2 (Battle Orders 7) [Kindle Edition]

Gordon L. Rottman
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By January 1944 the US Marine Corps had grown to a total of 405,169 personnel, comprising 28,193 officers, 10,723 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted men. The Fleet Marine Force now had two amphibious corps, four divisions, a separate infantry regiment, 19 defense battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on from Battle Orders 1: USMC in the Pacific Theater of Operations 1941–43, this book examines the continuing development of the Corps's organization, its training, tactics, weaponry, and command structure, as well as the battles fought in the Southwest Pacific on New Britain, and in the Central Pacific on Tarawa, Roi-Namur, Eniwetok, Saipan, and Tinian. The organization of the 4th Marine Division (MarDiv) and III and V Amphibious Corps (IIIAC, VAC) is also discussed along with smaller, new units.

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Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group and then reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author, Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Ft Polk.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8242 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (22 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BD20TDW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source of information 24 Oct 2013
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Excellent source of information, exactly what I was looking for. Well up to the usual standard I would expect from Osprey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have Organizational History of the WWII USMC 27 Oct 2004
By Stuart M. Kohn - Published on Amazon.com
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Gordon Rottman, a prolific writer and historian who has recent some of the best Osprey titles, succeeds brilliantly with this 3 volume organizational history of the USMC in WWII. In a clear concise manner, Rottman, manages to give a detailed overview of the development of the USMC order of battle during the war. This book, as well as the other two volumes, is a must have for those interested in the Marine Corps WWII order of Battle.
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down 29 Jan 2014
By Charles M. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Like the book. Tell the way it way on the battle field. Most interresting read about the every day battles that the U.S. Marines had to deal with everyday.
5.0 out of 5 stars US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943-44 (Battle Orders) (v. 2) 13 July 2012
By JMB - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written. Very technical and through. Will help understand the the difference and difficulties in which the USMC, overcame and adapted in fighting an Island hopping campaign in the Pacific during WWII. Must Read for any WWII Pacific theather enthusist.
3.0 out of 5 stars US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943-44 25 July 2011
By roscoe - Published on Amazon.com
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This booklet is part of an entire series. I have no problem with the quality of the written material, however the publishing company did a mediocre job in the printing. Some of the printed pages are very light and hard to read. Photos in the book are very light and the source of the photo, (a USMC photo) the author does not source! Even when he does, the text is so small and light that it is unreadable. This booklets are published by Osprey Publishing.
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