Leatherneck – Pacific Edition 1945 06 01 (PDF)



Vol. 2 No. 11

Cover: Artwork by H. Koskinen

Articles Inside:

Sound Off

Assignment in Hell – The story of the Third Marine Division on Iwo Jima / By Sgt. John Conner

They Called It Death Valley – Author’s Note: This story is told by men of the Second Battalion, 27th Marines. Principal narrators are PlSgt. James Gibson, Jr., PlSgt. Steve Herschberger, Sgt. George Smallwood, GySgt. Jess W. Craft, Sgt. Harold E. Carr, Sgt. Robert R. Cavin, Sgt. Wilson A. McClain, Capt. William J. King and Lt. James P. Ronan. / By Sgt. Bill Miller

Malaria Man / By Sgt. Harold Helfer

Eightball – A batting slump is a dangerous thing when hitting fourth. / By Sgt. Duane Decker

Saipan Air Warning Horse / Corp. Harlow P. Merrick

Dynamite Duty – Disposal of deadly munitions and weapons that litter a passed-over battlefield is a thankless job, and one that calls for steel nerves / Photos by Sgt. Robert Wilton and Story by Sgt. John Conner

The “Recon Boys” at Majuro – Editor’s note: Many of the Marshallese have relatives on Islands still held by the Japanese. For this reason, fictitious names have been given Mr. Jefferson and the other natives mentioned in this story. This is the first announcement that Jones’ Recon Boys were first to take territory held by the Nippers before Pearl Harbor. Many details, however, have been deleted. / By Sgt. Frank X. Tolbert

Glamour on Guam – Twelve of the island’s representative young women. / Photos by Sgt. Robert Wilton, Leatherneck Photographer

Keys to the Kingdom – The best souvenir you can bring home is your dog tags with neck attached! ( Cartoons ) / By Fred Lasswell

The Misadventures of John K – The yarn of an ape who served in both the American and Nip Marines / By Sgt. Frank X. Tolbert with artwork by De Grasse

Silver Magnet / By Bryce Walton, USCGR

Motoyama Airfield No. 1 – Iwo Jima’s airstrip already is paying for itself in the war on Japan / Photos by Sgt. Robert Wilton, PHOM2/c Reford Gravell

Toward the Ridge – Only nine of these scouts-snipers had seen any front line combat, but on Iwo they learned fast / By Bryce Walton, SP3/c USCG

What Does a Marine Look Like? / By Sgt. Frank X. Tolbert with artwork by Sgt. John R. McDermott

Marianas Mop Up – The search for Japs in hiding must go on long after newly-won Pacific isles are secured / Photos by Sgt. Robert Wilton

We the Marines / Edited by Corp. Henry Felsen

Gizmo and 8-Ball “Classification” / By Rhoads

Deep Six

Hashmark ( Comic Strip ) By Fred Lasswell

Leatherneck Laffs

The Triumphant Comeback of Private Peepsight – You could see Peepsight was a genius the minute he walked on the court / By Sgt. Harold Helfer

Loneliest Marine / T/Sgt. Chester D. Palmer, Jr.

Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl – Ann Sheridan

At Ease – News of the Entertainment World

Leatherneck Sports / Edited by Corp. Ernie Harwell

Casualties List March 16, 1945 to April 12, 1945 – Dead and Missing

Back Home edited by Corp. Ernie Harwell

The Bulletin Board

“Organized Sports” ( Cartoon )