By Steven J. Zaloga
This booklet investigates the layout, deployment and improvement of the armoured automobiles that observed carrier within the Pacific theatre of worldwide battle 2. The process the battle is traced, and the autos’ functionality summarised. cars are proven in complete color art.
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For a while the scene was one of great confusion. Flares dropped by enemy planes shed an unnatural light over the beaches and the ships at sea; the sky was laced by patterns of tracers. Meanwhile from Blue Beach, elements of the 1st Battalion worked their way to the vicinity of the railroad bridge over the Solofrone River, but the remainder were pinned down. Scrub growth scattered over the area and shallow irrigation ditcbes provided tbe only available protection. As our men sought cover, the Germans poured machine-gun fire directly down the ditches and swept the patches of scrub.
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Ammunition was transferred to the gun dukws, and the ammunition dukws were sent back to the beach to assist in unloading the transports. Guns of the 15Ist Field Artillery Battalion had reached the mainland with the fifth and sixth waves at 0555 and 0615, just in time to beat off an early German tank attack. The sixth wave also brought in our first tanks. By 0615 all six assault waves had reached the shore. At 0640 the I43d Regimental Combat Team, commanded by Col. 24 William H. Martin, arrived at Red and Green beaches on schedule.
Armour Of The Pacific War by Steven J. Zaloga