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Breaching the Marianas : The Battle for Saipan
by Usmcr (Ret ). Captain John C. Chapin


Overview - It was to be a brutal day. At first light on 15 June 1944, the Navy fire support ships of the task force lying off Saipan Island increased their previous days' preparatory fires involving all calibers of weapons. At 0542, Vice Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner ordered, "Land the landing force." Around 0700, the landing ships, tank (LSTs) moved to within approximately 1,250 yards behind the line of departure.  Read more...

 
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Overview
It was to be a brutal day. At first light on 15 June 1944, the Navy fire support ships of the task force lying off Saipan Island increased their previous days' preparatory fires involving all calibers of weapons. At 0542, Vice Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner ordered, "Land the landing force." Around 0700, the landing ships, tank (LSTs) moved to within approximately 1,250 yards behind the line of departure. Troops in the LSTs began debarking from them in landing vehicles, tracked (LVTs). Control vessels containing Navy and Marine personnel with their radio gear took their positions displaying flags indicating which beach approaches they controlled. The historic battles of the Marines in the Pacific War are recounted in this U.S. Marines history book.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781494462314
  • ISBN-10: 1494462311
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: December 2013
  • Page Count: 40
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.08 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 pounds


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