By USMCR (Ret.), Captain John C. Chapin
It used to be it sounds as if a mere occasion while a number of Marine planes flew right into a muddy airfield at Tacloban at the island of Leyte within the Philippines on three December 1944. throughout them have been the weather of the big U.S. military invasion which had began on 20 October. Seven infantry divisions and 6 military Air strength (AAF) air teams ruled the island scene. It used to be the beginning of an important crusade during which Marine aviation may play a massive function. that's the crusade to disencumber the Philippines.
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The other, written in June 1945, is "Marine Fighter Squadrons in the Philippines," which covers the VMF Corsair operations of period February-April 1945. In addition, the individual files for the groups and squadrons were helpful. VMB-611, for instance, printed a brochure for a squadron reunion with some of its pilots' memories of missions. Benis M. Frank CARTOGRAPHIC CONSULTANT George C. MacGillivray EDITING AND DESIGN SECTION, HISTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION Robert E. Struder, Senior Editor; W. Stephen Hill, Visual Information Specialist; Catherine A.
S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II year. He served as a rifle platoon leader in the 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, and was wounded in action during assault landings on Roi-Namur and (Washington: Historical Division, Head- Saipan. quarters, USMC, 1971). 2. Maj Charles W. , USMC, Marine Aviation in the Transferred to duty at the Historical Division, Headquarters Marine Corps, he wrote the first official histories of the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions. Moving to Reserve status at the end of World War II, Philippines (Washington: Historical Division, Headquarters, USMC, 1951).
Also in Personal Papers is some useful material from SSgt Paul Ant (Box 2B 35, Bx 4), Capt Elton A. Barnum (Box 4A 42), Col Warren E. Sweetser, Jr. (Box 3A 37, Bx 3), and TSgt John W. Andre (Box 5B 26, Bx 1911). S. S. S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war. Editorial costs of preparing this pamphlet have been defrayed in part by a grant from the Marine Corps Historical Foundation. WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES DIRECTOR EMERITUS OF MARINE CORPS HISTORY AND MUSEUMS MCHC proved invaluable, both for pho- Brigadier General Edwin H.