A close encounter : the marine landing on Tinian by Richard Harwood

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A detailed come across: The Marine touchdown on Tinian by means of Richard Harwood

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Isely and Philip A. S. Marine Corps and Amphibious War (Princeton, 1951); Richard W Johnston, Follow Mel The Story of the Second Marine Division in World War II (New York, 1948); Allen R. Millett, Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps (New York, 1991); J. S. Marine Corps Story (Boston, 1992); Carl W. ), The Fourth Marine Division in World War II (Nashville, 1988); Henry I. , Bernard C. Nalty, Edwin T. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, vol III (Washing- In A Different War: Marines in Europe and North Africa, page 32 reports Adm Hewitt visited the cruiser "Helena (CL-So)" in spring 1946.

The gun was locked securely in this unusual position after parts were hand-carried to the cliff's edge. Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 94660 28 about 50 percent children. Many of them were in bad shape — hungry, wounded, ill and with few possessions be- yond the clothes they were wearing. It was estimated that about 4,000 civilians were killed in the bombard- ments of Tinian and in fighting on the island. On Saipan, Marines had been helpless to prevent mass suicides among the civilian population.

Underhill, island commander, Tinian.

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