SWIFT, SILENT, AND DEADLY:
Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Pacific, 1942-1945 |
by Bruce F. Meyers.
Publisher: Naval Institute
Place Published: Annapolis, MD
Publish Date: 2004
Edition: First Edition
Description: 224 PAGES. 25 PHOTOGRAPHS. 14 MAPS.An experienced reconnaissance Marine officer, Bruce Meyers paints a colorful and accurate picture of the special recon landings that preceded every major amphibious operation in the Pacific War. Credited with saving countless lives, these Marine scouts went in stealthily at night from submarines, PT boats, Catalinas, and high-speed transports. Swift, silent, and deadly, they landed on more than two hundred enemy beaches, from Tarawa to Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa to collect intelligence on potential landing sites. They measured water depths, charted coral heads, gathered soil samples, sought out enemy locations, and took photographs. In short, they obtained information vital to the success of American operations in the Pacific.
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Binding: Hardcover in dust jacket
ID Number: 8484