Cape Gloucester: The Green Inferno (Marines in World War II by Bernard C. Nalty, U.S. Marine Corps History and Museums

By Bernard C. Nalty, U.S. Marine Corps History and Museums Division

Cape Gloucester: the golf green Inferno is a story of the actions of the Marine Corps. legit files and acceptable ancient works have been utilized in compiling this chronicle, that's released for the knowledge of these drawn to the heritage of Cape Gloucester.

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Wafts, in memory of her late husband, Thomas M. Waifs, who served as a Marine and was the recipient of a Purple Heart. WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES DIRECTOR OF MARINE CORPS HISTORY AND MUSEUMS Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret) GENERAL EDITOR, WORLD WAR II COMMEMORATIVE SERIES Benis M. Frank CARTOGRAPHIC CONSULTANT George C. MacGillivray EDITING AND DESIGN SECTION, 1-USTORY AND MUSEUMS DIVISION Robert E. Struder, Senior Editor; W. Slephen Hill, Visual Information Specialist; Catherine A.

On 9 April, Easter Sunday, four half-starved Japanese wandered onto the San Remo Plantation, where Gayle's battal30 ion had bivouacked after pursuing the enemy eastward from the Willaumez Peninsula. The Marine unit was preparing to pass in review for the regimental commander later that day, when a sentry saw the intruders and opened fire. The ensuing skirmish killed three As the head of Sato's column dis- the time had come for the amphibiappeared in the jungle, one of the ous troops to move on to an operadivision's light airplanes, scouting tion that would make better use of landing sites for Brush's battalion, their specialized training and sighted the tail near Linga Linga.

Nalty served as a civilian mem- this account of the fighting on New Britain. , B ber of the Historical Branch, G-3 Division, Hough, USMCR, dealt at length with the campaign in The Island War: The United HQMC, from October 1956 to September 1961. In collaboration with Henry I. , and Edwin T. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, and he States Marine Cotps in the Pacific (Philadel- phia: 1. 8. Lippincott, 1947). With Major John Crown, USMCR, he wrote the official Marine Corps historical monograph: The New Britain Campaign (Washington: His- torical Branch, G-3 Division, HQMC, also completed a number of short historical 1952).

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