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

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

By Richard Harwood

A detailed come upon: The Marine touchdown on Tinian through Richard Harwood

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Cates, commanding general, DIRECTOR OF MARINE CORPS HISTORY AND MUSEUMS Brigadier General Edwin H. C. Their 4th Marine Division; LtCol Justice M. Chambers, commanding officer, 3d Battalion, 25th Marines; MajGen Carl W. Hoffman, commanding officer, Company C, 2d Battalion, 8th Marines; Gen Robert E. 1-fogaboom, G-3, Northern Troops Landing Force; MajGen Louis R. Jones, commanding officer, 23d Marines; BGen Frederick J. Karch, S-3, 14th Ma:rines; MajGen Wood B. Kyle, com- manding officer, 1st Battalion, 2d Marines; MajGen William W.

To its base camp on Maui. It had suf- 29 their faces that they expected the worst:' Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 87678 In an impromptu command post set up behind his 8th frontline troops on a situation map. The overhead poncho provides some protection from Tinian's constant rains. Marines, Col Clarence R. Wallace, checks the progress of his fered in this brief operation more It was not long after the initial landing that Marines encountered the civilian than 1,100 casualties, including 212 population of Tinian.

Underhill, island commander, Tinian.

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