The Battle of Triangle Hill: Photo Analysis

This will be a bit short as there are few surviving photos from the battle and many of the ones I had in the previous post would have been somewhat redundant on what was highlighted. Interestingly that even in late 1952 there were still a fair amount of WWII pattern gear being worn. Here we …

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Today in History: Battle of Triangle Hill

69 years ago today, October 14th 1952, the Battle of Triangle Hill began. The Battle of Triangle Hill, also known as Operation Showdown was part of UN attempts to gain control of "The Iron Triangle", and took place from 14 October to 25 November 1952. The original plan for Operation Showdown called for simultaneous attacks on both …

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Tinian: Photo Analysis

Coming right on the heels of Saipan and involving the same divisions (minus the Army's 27th) Tinian's uniforms and equipment is pretty similar but do have they're own flavor. Two over all points are the virtual disappearance of the P42 camouflage uniforms and leggings. My assumption is just simple attrition. After a month of fighting …

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Today in History: Retaking of Guam

77 years ago today, July 21st 1944, The battle to retake Guam began. Part of Operation Forager, the plan to capture the Marianas, the Battle of Guam was conducted by the III Marine Amphibious Corps which consisted of the 3rd Marine Division, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade and the 77th Infantry Division. W-Day began at 0600 …

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