Fighting Divisions by E. J. Kahn, H. McLemore

By E. J. Kahn, H. McLemore

;Fighting Divisions КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Название: struggling with DivisionsАвтор: E. J. Kahn, H. McLemoreИздательство: Infantry magazine IncISBN: B0007E45EG (ASIN)Год издания: 1945Страниц: 241Язык: АнглийскийФормат: PDFКачество: отличноеРазмер: 7 МбОписание:Уникальный справочник, содержащий информацию обо всех дивизиях США, участвовавших во Второй мировой войне (история создания, формирования, боевой путь, символика, прозвища и т.д.)0

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An invasion convoy steamed into the Gilbert Islands, and, while the 2nd Marine Division stormed into the hell of Tarawa, the 27th's 165th Infantry Regiment, with attached troops from other units, went ashore at nearby Makin. It was a quick fight -three days long-but it took its toll of the Galla Vanters, including the regimental commander of the 165th. This was the outfit that in World War I, as part of the 42nd Division, had earned immortal fame as the Fighting 69th. World War I affected the modern 27th in one other way, too.

Till early November, however, the 26th had primarily defensive missions. " The Third Army set out to reduce the fortress of Metz. The 26th didn't go after that city. Instead, operating on the southern flank of the assault forces, it advanced 50 miles in a month, crossing the Seille and Saar Rivers, pushing through rugged enemy resistance, and fighting under weather conditions so adverse that its supporting armor and other forces couldn't maneuver effectively, compelling the 26th's Infantrymen to fight on their own.

This time the men with the six-pointed star made a landing at Sansapor on the Vogelkop Peninsula in the Netherlands East Indies. Striking swiftly against a surprised Japanese garrison, the 6th rapidly secured the Sansapor coast from Cape Weimak to the Mega River. The Division, in its lightning stroke at Sansapor, captured many prisoners. The 6th garrisoned this area until late in the year when it joined the vast armada that sailed against Luzon. During the Luzon campaign the men of the 6th established a Pacific record for continuous duty in the line, serving well over a hundred days before being relieved and given a rest at a back area.

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