Marines in World War II Commemorative Series

Marines in World War II Commemorative Series

THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war.

All titles from this series have been converted to the Web and can be accessed from the links below. Paper copies of these and other titles in this series may be purchased by contacting the Superintendent of Documents. Order information can obtained by accessing the Publications Website for the United States Marine Corp's History and Musuems Division.


Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret)


Benis M. Frank

George C. MacGillivray

Robert E. Struder, Senior Editor; W. Stephen Hill, Visual Information Specialist;
Catherine A. Kerns, Composition Services Technician, R.D. Payne, NPS Volunteer—Web Edition

Marine Corps Historical Center
Building 58, Washington Navy Yard
Washington, D.C. 20374-5040

insignias from 50th Anniversary

And a Few Marines: Marines in the Liberation of the Philippines. Capt John C. Chapin. USMC (Ret). 1997. 28 pp.

From Shanghai to Corregidor: Marines in the Defense of the Philippines. J. Michael Miller. 1997. 44 pp.

Securing the Surrender: Marines in the Occupation of Japan. Charles R. Smith. 1997. 44 pp.

Top of the Ladder: Marine Operations North Solomons. Capt John C. Chapin. USMC (Ret). 1997. 32 pp.

Bloody Beaches: The Marines at Peleliu. BGen Gordon D. Gayle. USMC (Ret). 1996. 48 pp.

Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II. Maj Charles D. Melson. USMC (Ret). 1996. 32 pp.

The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa. Col Joseph H. Alexander. USMC (Ret). 1996. 52 pp.

From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War. Maj Jon T. Hoffman. USMCR. 1995. 40 pp.

The Right to Fight: African-American Marines in World War II. Bernard C. Nalty 1995. 28 pp.

Breaching the Marianas: The Battle for Saipan. Capt John C. Chapin. USMCR (Ret). 1994. 36 pp.

Breaking the Outer Ring: Marine Landings in the Marshall Islands. Capt John C. Chapin. USMCR (Ret). 1994. 28 pp.

A Close Encounter: The Marine Landing on Tinian. Richard Harwood. 1994. 32 pp.

Cape Gloucester: The Green Inferno. Bernard C. Nalty. 1994. 32 pp.

Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima. Col Joseph H. Alexander. USMC (Ret). 1994. 52 pp.

Free A Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II. Col Mary V. Stremlow. USMCR. 1994. 40 pp.

Liberation: Marines in the Recapture of Guam. Cyril J. O'Brien. 1994. 44 pp.

Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa. Col Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret). 1993. 52 pp.

Time of the Aces: Marine Pilots in the Solomons, 1942-1944. Cdr Peter B. Mersky. U.S. Naval Reserve. 1993. 40 pp.

Up the Slot: Marines in the Central Solomons. Maj Charles D. Melson, USMC (Ret). 1993. 36 pp.

Opening Moves: Marines Gear Up for War. Henry I. Shaw, Jr. 1991. 24 pp.

A Different War: Marines in Europe and North Africa. LtCol Harry W. Edwards, USMC (Ret). 1994. 32 pp.

A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle For Wake Island. Robert J. Cressman. 1992. 36 pp.

First Offensive: The Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal. Henry I. Shaw, Jr. 1992. 52 pp.

Infamous Day: Marines at Pearl Harbor. Robert J. Cressman and J. Michael Wenger. 1992. 32 pp.

Outpost in the N. Atlantic: Marines in the Defense of Iceland. Col James A. Donovan, USMC (Ret). 1992. 32 pp.

Of related interest...

Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting: U.S. Marine Corps Parachute Units in World War II. LtCol Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR. 1999. 38 pp.

MARINES The Few. The Proud.
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Commemorative Series produced by the Marine Corps History and Museums Division