Us World War II Amphibious Tactics: Army and Marine Corps, Pacific Theater

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Osprey Publishing, 2004 - History - 64 pages
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Osprey's study of the United States' naval tactics during World War II (1939-1945
). The US armed forces were responsible for many tactical innovations during the years 194145, but in no field was US mastery more complete than amphibious warfare. In the vast, almost empty battlefield of the Pacific the US Navy and Marine Corps were obliged to develop every aspect of the amphibious assault landing in painstaking detail, from the design of many new types of vessel, down to the tactics of the rifle platoon hitting the beach, and the logistic system without which they could not have fought their way inland. This fascinating study offers a clear, succinct explanation of every phase of these operations as they evolved during the war years, illustrated with detailed color plates and photographs.
  

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Contents

ROTTMAN entered Listing of amphibious operations
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airborne infantry longrange landing flotillas naval construction battalions
15
COMMAND CONTROL ORGANIZATION
22
LANDING CRAFT SHIPS
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PETER DENNIS was born Attack transports and cargo ships amphibious command
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FURTHER READING
56
lNDEX
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Page 57 - Stanton, Shelby L., ORDER OF BATTLE US ARMY WORLD WAR II, Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1984. Steele, Arvil L., "Mitsushima, Japan, POW Camp," "Ex-POW Bulletin, Vol 54, #1, Arlington, TX, January 1997.

About the author (2004)

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 196970 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 Centre for 12 years and is now a freelance writer.

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