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History of U.S. Marine Corps operations in World War II (series)

History of U.S. Marine Corps operations in World War II (series)

v. 1. Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal
(Paper: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11613327)
(Online: https://archive.org/details/PearlHarborToGuadacanal)

v. 2. Isolation of Rabaul
(Paper: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61809149)
(Online: https://archive.org/details/IsolationOnRabaul)

v. 3. Central Pacific Drive
(Paper: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8040764)
(Online: https://archive.org/details/CentralPacificDrive)

v. 4. Western Pacific Operations
(Paper: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8040844)
(Online: https://archive.org/details/WesternPacificOperations)

v. 5. Victory and occupation
(Paper: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8040788)
(Online: https://archive.org/details/VictoryAndOccupation)

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Why did US Marines occupy Iceland in 1941?
  • Where can I find an account and map of the Battle of the Tenaru in August 1942?
  • Where can I find a picture of Japanese suicide boats?


This five volume resource chronicles US Marine Corps Operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The aim of the series was to attempt to weave events together so as to show events in proper relation to each other and in correct perspective to the war as a whole.

Each volume has lists of illustrations and maps provided in the text, along with appendices including bibliographical notes, chronology and Marine causalities.


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