Marine Corps Gazette 1944 10 (PDF)


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Vol. 28 No. 10 ……. Cover: Entry of General Quitman into Mexico City ( 1847 ) Artwork by Cpl. Tom Lovell USMCR ……. Articles Inside: Amphibious Miracle of Our Time. – Our amphibious advances are in reality part of one great Asiatic-Pacific pincers operation in which the Allies will hit their targets from all directions. By Lt. Gen. Alexander A. Vandergrift ….. Battalion on Saipan. – A war correspondent tells here the part played in the conquest of Saipan by the first Battalion of the Sixth Marine Regiment, Stiff enemy resistance on the beachhead cost the force a fifteen per cent loss on D Day. By Robert Sherrod ….. Notes From Guam. – The Americans are back on Guam, after smashing the Japanese garrison which held the island for two and a half years; these glimpses of the inoccupation show its moments of tragedy, humor, and drama. By Robert ( Pepper ) Martin ….. Saipan Tank Battle. – On Saipan, for the first time, the Japs used planning, and determined opposition extensively against American forces. Poor Jap them. By Major James A. Donovan ….. Tanks on Guam. – An expurgated but accurate recording of inter-tank conversations which took place during the capture of Orote Peninsula on Guam; the men who produced this did not know their words were going “into the record.” By The Tankmen ….. This Month’s Cover ….. In Keeping with the Highest Traditions – The saga of First Lieutenant John M. Gamble in the War of 1812 includes serving as master of a ship, mutiny, fights with natives, and capture. ….. The United States Staff – Although the United States staff developed slowly up until the start of World War I, it has advanced rapidly since that time. Today it equals, or is superior to, the military system of any other nation. By Lt. Col. J. D. Hittle ….. Romanian Ruins – The path to a respected seat among the victorious nations of the world will be long and tortuous for Rumania. Perhaps no Axis satellite deserves less, and she will have to earn her place by proving her worth. By John J. Metcalfe ….. “Co-Prosperity” On Guam. – Japanese experiments, aimed at proving to the people of Guam that they were Asiatics, failed utterly. Now that the island has been retaken the story of “co-prosperity” can be told. By PFC Stanley Fink ….. Aerial Spotters. – The “Flying Jeep”, a newcomer to warfare, has proven its worth as a versatile observation post for artillery and general reconnaissance duties. The first unit achieved notable success at Guadalcanal. By Lt. Thomas A. Watson and Lt. F. W. Calpin ….. Cannon, Mud and Japs. – Artillerymen learned several important lessons in the Cape Gloucester campaign, namely, that transportation must fit the terrain, also that a battle with fanatical Japs is a tough job. By Lt. Col. R.B. Luckey ….. The Men Behind the Planes. – Behind the score in the flyer’s victory column stands the 24-hour-a-day, grueling work of the ground crew. It is these “forgotten men” of aviation who really keep ’em flying. By Capt. Warren H. Goodman ….. Mission in Tientsin. – “During the Philippine campaign the newspapers released a story that General Homma had committed hara-kiri. I have a hunch this isn’t true. I believe he is living in Tokyo and I hope to visit him there.” By Lt. Col. W. A. Kengla ….. Aviation – Reports and Comments on the Military Uses of Aircraft. By Capt. Jack DeChant ….. What’s New – Review of the Latest Developments in Military Equipment By S/Sgt. Ray Moulden ….. Depot of Supplies. – When Marines anywhere from the Mississippi River to the China coast need anything from a “popgun” to a pair of socks the San Francisco Depot of Supplies fills the bill. The depot has grown tremendously. By Maj. W. G. Muller ….. Completed Staff Work. – There is but one criterion by which a staff officer can measure the completeness of his work. Before submitting any directive, plan or order he must ask himself, “If I were CO would I sign?” By Col. William T. Clement ….. Bougainville Patrol – The Story of three days spent by a Marine patrol deep behind Japanese lines. Members of the scouting party killed 21 Japs and lost three men killed and one wounded during the action packed jungle trip. By W. O. Charles Revels ….. Books ….. Military Digest – A Review of Current Military Thought ….. The Napoleonic Wars – The size of armies involved, the speed with which Napoleon moved them, and the completeness of his victories all seemed something new to his contemporaries. By Crane Brinton, Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert