Marines In World War II - The Battle For Tarawa [Illustrated Edition]

Marines In World War II - The Battle For Tarawa [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Capt. James R. Stockman

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782892779

Category: History

Page: 182

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The Story of the bloody brutal Battle of Tarawa, also known by its codename Operation Galvanic, was the first time that the Americans and principally the Marine Corps faced serious opposition to a seaborne landing. Contains 30 photos and 12 maps and charts. “Tarawa was the first in a series of amphibious operations which carried United States forces across the Central Pacific to the homeland of Japan. When the 2d Marine Division landed on Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll on 20 November 1943, twenty years of Marine Corps study and work, already tested at Guadalcanal and at Bougainville, was put to an acid test. Tarawa was the first example in history of a sea-borne assault against a heavily defended coral atoll. Marine preparations for this operation were thorough; its plans were executed in a noteworthy manner. In the final analysis, however, success at Tarawa depended upon the discipline, courage, and fighting ability of the individual Marine. Seldom has anyone been called upon to fight a battle under more difficult circumstances. In capturing Tarawa, the 2d Marine Division accomplished a difficult mission in an expeditious manner. Seventy-six hours after the assault troops landed in the face of heavy resistance, the battle was over and an important base secured with the annihilation of its defending garrison. Of even greater importance, however, was the fact that this successful operation underlined the soundness of our doctrines of amphibious assault. The lessons learned and confirmed at Tarawa paid great dividends in every subsequent operation from the Marshalls to the shores of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.-A.A. VANDEGRIFT, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps”
Tarawa
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Robert Sherrod
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-22 - Publisher: Skyhorse

In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific theater. In mid-November of that year, the United States waged a bloody campaign on Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll, the most heavily fortified Japanese territory in the entire Pacific. They
Marines In World War II - The Battle For Tarawa [Illustrated Edition]
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Capt. James R. Stockman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-15 - Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

The Story of the bloody brutal Battle of Tarawa, also known by its codename Operation Galvanic, was the first time that the Americans and principally the Marine Corps faced serious opposition to a seaborne landing. Contains 30 photos and 12 maps and charts. “Tarawa was the first in a series
WW2 History Book
Language: en
Pages: 92
Authors: Raymon Parter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-05 - Publisher: Independently Published

The Battle of Tarawa was fought on 20-23 November 1943 between the United States and Japan at the Tarawa Atoll on the Gilbert Islands and was part of Operation Galvanic, the U.S. invasion of the Gilberts. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around
WW2 Pacific Military History
Language: en
Pages: 92
Authors: Renay Hitson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-05 - Publisher:

The Battle of Tarawa was fought on 20-23 November 1943 between the United States and Japan at the Tarawa Atoll on the Gilbert Islands and was part of Operation Galvanic, the U.S. invasion of the Gilberts. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around
Battle of Tarawa - World War II
Language: en
Pages: 42
Authors: Hourly History
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-11 - Publisher:

Discover the remarkable history of the Battle of Tarawa..."It's hell out there" was how one Marine described the assault on Tarawa, the U.S. Navy's first amphibious landing in World War II's arduous Pacific Campaign to bring the Empire of Japan to its knees. In 76 hours of fighting, the Marines