U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939-1945, 1st Edition

  • Gordon L. Rottman
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  • ISBN-10: 0313058229
  • ISBN-13: 9780313058226
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 594 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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Overview

Provides detailed coverage of all organizational aspects of the Marine Corps units in World War II's Pacific Theater. Provides information on the units' functions, evolution, designation practices, tactical organization of combat units, and extensive statistical and technical data including maps. Also, provides an evolutionary study of the Marine Corps' wartime expansion and organization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: U.S. Marine Corps Organizational Profile.
2: Status and Organization of the U.S. Marine Corps.
3: Unit Designation Practices.
4: Periphery.
Glossary.
1 U.S. Marine Corps Organizational Profile: Notes.
5: 2 U.S. Marine Corps Shore Establishment.
6: Headquarters, Marine Corps.
7: Marine Corps Posts and Stations.
8: Marine Corps Training Centers, Commands, and Units.
9: Marine Corps Shore Establishment Units and Organizations.
10: Department of the Pacific, USMC.
11: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
2 U.S. Marine Corps Shore Establishment: Notes.
12: 3 Fleet Marine Force.
13: Evolution of the Fleet Marine Force.
14: Wartime Development of the Fleet Marine Force.
15: Postwar Fleet Marine Force.
3 Fleet Marine Force: Notes.
16: 4 Amphibious Corps and Forces; Marine Divisions, Brigades, and Tactical Groups.
17: Amphibious Corps and Forces.
18: Marine Divisions.
19: Marine Brigades and Tactical Groups.
4 Amphibious Corps and Forces; Marine Divisions, Brigades, and Tactical Groups: Notes.
20: 5 Fleet Marine Force Ground Units.
21: Infantry Units.
22: Artillery Units.
23: Defense and Antiaircraft Artillery Units.
24: Engineer Units (Engineer, Pioneer, Naval Construction).
25: Tracked Vehicle Units.
26: Signal Units.
27: Military Police (MP) Units.
28: Motor Transport Units.
29: Amphibious Corps, Divisional, and Brigade Headquarters and Service Units.
30: Fleet Marine Force Headquarters, Service, and Supply Units.
31: Medical Units.
32: Replacement, Transient, and Casual Units.
33: Miscellaneous Marine Units.
5 Fleet Marine Force Ground Units: Notes.
34: 6 Fleet Marine Force Ground Unit Operations.
35: Initial Engagements.
36: Defense of Midway Island 4-5 Jun 42 (East of International Date Line).
37: Guadalcanal Operation (Operation Watchtower), 7 Aug 42–8 Feb 43.
38: Makin Atoll Raid, 17-18 Aug 42.
39: Seizure of the Russell Islands (Operation Cleanslate), 21 Feb-20 Mar 43.
40: New Georgia Operation (Operation Toenails), 20 Jun-16 Oct 43.
41: Bougainville Operation and Consolidation of Northern Solomons (Operation Dipper), 27 Oct 43–15 Jun 44.
42: Gilbert Islands Operations (Operation Galvanic), 13 Nov-8 Dec 43.
43: New Britain Campaign (Operation Dexterity), 26 Dec 43–25 Apr 44.
44: Marshall Islands Operations (Operation Flintlock), 19 Jan-2 Mar 44.
45: Emirau Landing and Occupation, 20 Mar-12 Apr 44.
46: Mariana Islands Operations, Operation Forager (Saipan, Tinian, Guam), 11 Jun-10 Aug 44.
47: Capture and Occupation of Peleliu, 6 Sep-20 Oct 44 (USMC), 15 Sep-27 Nov 44 (by USA).
48: Leyte, Philippines Operation (Operation King II), 20 Oct-13 Dec 44.
49: Assault and Occupation of Iwo Jima (Operation Detachment), 19 Feb-16 Mar 45.
50: Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto (Operation Iceberg), 24 Mar-30 Jun 45.
51: Yokosuka, Japan Landing and Occupation (Operation Campus), 30-31 Aug 45.
52: Planned Invasion of Japan (Operation Downfall), Projected 1 Nov 45–Late 46.
53: Postwar Surrender of Bypassed Japanese Forces.
6 Fleet Marine Force Ground Unit Operations: Notes.
54: 7 Marine Corps Aviation Profile.
55: Historical Background of Marine Aviation.
56: Status and Structure of Marine Aviation.
57: Development and Structure of Marine Aviation Units.
58: Marine Corps Air Stations.
7 Marine Corps Aviation Profile: Notes.
59: 8 Marine Corps Aviation Units.
60: Marine Aircraft Commands.
61: Joint Shore-Based Aircraft Commands.
62: Marine Aircraft Wings.
63: Marine Aircraft Groups.
64: Marine Flying Squadrons and Detachments.
65: Marine Aviation Ground, Service, and Training Units.
66: 9 Fleet Marine Force Aviation Unit Campaign Participation.
67: Initial Engagements.
68: Defense of Midway Island, 4-5 Jun 42 (West of International Date Line).
69: Guadalcanal Operation, 7 Aug 42–8 Dec 43.
70: Seizure of the Russells, Treasury-Bougainville Operation and Consolidation of Northern Solomons, New Britain Campaign and Talasea Operation, and Emirau Landing and Occupation.
71: Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, and Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, and Guam) Operations.
72: Marshalls-Marianas Bypassed Islands, Peleliu, Philippines, and Iwo Jima.
73: Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 Mar-30 Jun 45.
74: Aircraft Carrier-Based Marine Aviation Unit Operations.
75: Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units in the Pacific Ocean Areas.
9 Fleet Marine Force Aviation Unit Campaign Participation: Notes.
The Advance of Marine Aviation through the Pacific.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 7 December 1941.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 December 1941.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 March 1942.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 30 June 1942.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 30 September 1942.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 December 1942.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 March 1943.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 30 June 1943.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 30 September 1943.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 December 1943.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 March 1944.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 30 June 1944.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: September 30, 1944.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: December 31, 1944.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 March 1945.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 30 June 1945.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 30 September 1945.
Location of Marine Corps Aviation Units: 31 December 1945.
Appendixes.
Marine Corps Weapons.
Marine Corps Aircraft.
Navy Landing Ships and Landing Craft.
Marine Corps Strength and Casualty Recapitulation.
Marine Unit and Individual Awards.
U.S. Navy Background.
U.S. Army Background.
Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Background.
Compendium of Code Names.
Comparative Rates and Ranks of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Notes on Sources.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.