Marines in World War II Commemorative Series
THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted
to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education
and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division,
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S.
Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in
All titles from this series have been converted to
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and other titles in this series may be purchased by contacting the
Superintendent of Documents. Order information can obtained by
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States Marine Corp's History and Musuems Division.
WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES
DIRECTOR OF MARINE CORPS HISTORY AND MUSEUMS
Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret)
WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES
Benis M. Frank
George C. MacGillivray
EDITING AND DESIGN SECTION, HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION
Robert E. Struder, Senior Editor; W. Stephen Hill, Visual
Catherine A. Kerns, Composition Services
Technician, R.D. Payne, NPS VolunteerWeb Edition
Marine Corps Historical Center
Building 58, Washington Navy Yard
Washington, D.C. 20374-5040
And a Few Marines: Marines in the
Liberation of the Philippines. Capt John C. Chapin. USMC (Ret).
1997. 28 pp.
From Shanghai to Corregidor:
Marines in the Defense of the Philippines. J. Michael Miller.
1997. 44 pp.
Securing the Surrender: Marines in
the Occupation of Japan. Charles R. Smith. 1997. 44
Top of the Ladder: Marine
Operations North Solomons. Capt John C. Chapin. USMC (Ret).
1997. 32 pp.
Bloody Beaches: The Marines at
Peleliu. BGen Gordon D. Gayle. USMC (Ret). 1996. 48 pp.
Condition Red: Marine Defense
Battalions in World War II. Maj Charles D. Melson. USMC (Ret).
1996. 32 pp.
The Final Campaign: Marines in the
Victory on Okinawa. Col Joseph H. Alexander. USMC (Ret). 1996.
From Makin to Bougainville: Marine
Raiders in the Pacific War. Maj Jon T. Hoffman. USMCR. 1995. 40
The Right to Fight:
African-American Marines in World War II. Bernard C. Nalty 1995.
Breaching the Marianas: The Battle
for Saipan. Capt John C. Chapin. USMCR (Ret). 1994. 36 pp.
Breaking the Outer Ring: Marine
Landings in the Marshall Islands. Capt John C. Chapin. USMCR
(Ret). 1994. 28 pp.
A Close Encounter: The Marine
Landing on Tinian. Richard Harwood. 1994. 32 pp.
Cape Gloucester: The Green
Inferno. Bernard C. Nalty. 1994. 32 pp.
Closing In: Marines in the Seizure
of Iwo Jima. Col Joseph H. Alexander. USMC (Ret). 1994. 52 pp.
Free A Marine to Fight: Women
Marines in World War II. Col Mary V. Stremlow. USMCR. 1994. 40
Liberation: Marines in the
Recapture of Guam. Cyril J. O'Brien. 1994. 44 pp.
Across the Reef: The Marine
Assault of Tarawa. Col Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret). 1993. 52
Time of the Aces: Marine Pilots in
the Solomons, 1942-1944. Cdr Peter B. Mersky. U.S. Naval
Reserve. 1993. 40 pp.
Up the Slot: Marines in the
Central Solomons. Maj Charles D. Melson, USMC (Ret). 1993. 36
Opening Moves: Marines Gear Up for
War. Henry I. Shaw, Jr. 1991. 24 pp.
A Different War: Marines in Europe
and North Africa. LtCol Harry W. Edwards, USMC (Ret). 1994. 32
A Magnificent Fight: Marines in
the Battle For Wake Island. Robert J. Cressman. 1992. 36
First Offensive: The Marine
Campaign for Guadalcanal. Henry I. Shaw, Jr. 1992. 52 pp.
Infamous Day: Marines at Pearl
Harbor. Robert J. Cressman and J. Michael Wenger. 1992. 32
Outpost in the N. Atlantic:
Marines in the Defense of Iceland. Col James A. Donovan, USMC
(Ret). 1992. 32 pp.
Of related interest...
Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting:
U.S. Marine Corps Parachute Units in World War II. LtCol Jon T.
Hoffman, USMCR. 1999. 38 pp.