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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1st Provisional Marine Brigade on Guam

Activated on April 18th 1944 on Guadalcanal and built around the 4th and 22nd Marine Regiments. The brigade would join the 3rd Marine Division and Army's 77th Infantry Division for the invasion of Guam. While only being recently activated the sub units had already seen combat. Most notably the the 4th Marine Regiment which was …

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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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