US Marine Corps Tank Crewman, 1941-45
By (author) Kenneth W. Estes
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US Marine Corps Tank Crewman, 1941-45 by Kenneth W. Estes
Book DescriptionThe ferocity of the Pacific war almost defied the available military technology. In this environment the evolving use of tanks by the US Marine Corps played a significant role; at the end of the Battle of Okinawa, Major General Lemuel Shepherd wrote in his report that 'if any one supporting arm can be singled out as having contributed more than any others during the progress of the campaign, the tank would certainly be selected.' This book traces the history of the US Marine Corps tank crewman, including the significant changes in doctrine, equipment, and organization that World War II brought, and his experience fighting in the Pacific theater.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841767178
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The super-heavy tanks of World War II are heirs to the siege machine tradition - a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat. As a class of fighting vehicle, they began with the World War I concept of the search for a 'breakthrough' tank, designed to cross enemy lines. This book deals with these super-heavy tanks.
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The T43 design represented the pinnacle of US Army tank engineering of the late 1940s. The heavy tank proved fairly popular with its crews, who above all respected the powerful armament it carried. The outbreak of war in Korea brought a rush order in December 1950 which led to a complete production run of 300 vehicles.
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Author Biography - Kenneth W. Estes
Kenneth W Estes is a 1969 Naval Academy graduate who served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the U.S. Marine Corps until his retirement in 1993. He earned his doctorate in European History in 1984 and has taught at Duke University, the U.S. Naval Academy, and local schools. He is the editor of several books, and has written extensively in military and academic journals throughout his career. He was made an Honorary Legionnaire in the Spanish Legion in 1992.
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