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by Jr. Lt. Col. Robert D. Heinl

  • Author: Jr. Lt. Col. Robert D. Heinl
  • ISBN: 0898391555
  • ISBN13: 978-0898391558
  • ePub: 1432 kb | FB2: 1799 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Battery Press, Inc.; Reprinted edition (1990)
  • Pages: 63
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by Lieutenant Colonel . The name Midway means much to Marines. Historical Section, Division of Public Information. At the very outset of war, when Midway's sole garrison consisted of a Fleet Marine Force defense battalion stationed there in advance of hostilities, the Japanese found that here, as at Wake, Marines were ready. Subsequently, in the battle of Midway, the heroism of Marine fighter and dive-bomber pilots, who attacked effectively and unhesitatingly against tremendous odds, demonstrated once again that courage and discipline are among the high traditions of our Corps.

Unlike the mobile Marine forces involved in offensive actions, defense battalions were detached to key outposts, in the Pacific and one in Iceland, and remained at the station they defended.

During December 1941, the stubborn defense of Wake by less than 450 Marines galvanized not only the American public but their comrades in arms. In days of disaster then, as of uncertainty later, the thought of Wake and its defenders encouraged Marines to hang on longer, and to fight more resolutely. Small in time and numbers though the action was by comparison with Guadalcanal or the other great battles to come, Wake will never be forgotten

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ISBN 10: 0898391555, ISBN 13: 9780898391558. Bibliographic Details. Publisher: The Battery Press, Inc. Publication Date: 1990. Book Condition: Fine. Visit Seller's Storefront. Terms of Sale: PAYPAL PREFERRED Please use [email protected] net for Paypal payments.

Foreword The name Midway means much to Marines. Subsequently, in the battle of Midway, the heroism of Marine fighter and dive-bomber pilots, who attacked effectively and unhesitatingly against tremendous odds, demonstrated once again that courage and discipline are among the high traditions of onr Corps.

By R. D. Heinl J. United States Marine Corps. By R.

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Heinl, lt. Robert . jr. The Defense of Wake. Marine Corps Historical Monograph. Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Action. History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Vol. I. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1947. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1948. Heinl, lt. J. and CROWN, LT. JOHN A. The Marshalls: Increasing the Tempo.