Introduction: formation - campaigns/The Marine Divisions: organization - tracking the divisions/Evolution of the Marine Infantry Regiment in organization, weapons, and vehicles: 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1945/The Raider and Parchute Regiments/The regiments in combat: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th Marines; 1st Raider Regiment, 1st Parachute Regiment/Field equipment: individual equipment - specialist equipment/Further reading
A fully illustrated study that describes the combat record, uniforms and equipment of the individual regiments of the US Marine Corps that won immortality in the bloody island-hopping campaign in the Pacific War.
Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
"...presents a brief but thorough description of the organization and use of the most successful amphibious warfare specialists during the war in the Pacific, as well as background on their formation and history." - IPMS / USA