Amphibious Operations in the South Pacific in WWII Volume 3.
Under one cover, award-winning World War II Pacific war historian William L. McGee presents an edited collection of the best works by other military historians on the importance of military logistics in World War II in the Pacific theater.
Consider this: In World War II, 16.1 million men and women served in the U.S. Armed Forces. For every individual who served in combat, ten individuals served in a support role.
Profiles of the major components of the “Pacific express” include:
- U.S. Navy Seabees and U.S. Marine Corps Engineers – who built the Advance Bases.
- U.S. Navy crews – who manned the amphibious force and Fleet’s floating mobile Service Squadrons throughout the vast reaches of the Pacific.
- U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Naval Armed Guard – who manned and defended the thousands of War Shipping Administration cargo ships, transports, and tankers to “Deliver the goods!”
- U.S. Army and civilian (civil service) Transportation Corps personnel – who operated most of the Army’s large and small vessels, but were seldom covered by the consumer-oriented media during WWII.
- U.S. Coast Guardsmen – who manned hundreds of U.S. Army and Navy long-haul vessels and thousands of battle-loaded amphibious landing ships and craft.
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