Island Hopping

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Dogsofwar
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Island Hopping

Post by Dogsofwar » 05 Jul 2019 03:38

During WW II while fighting the Japanese in the island hopping campaign, the Japanese would call out Corpsman so they could shoot them when they came to their aid. The U.S. changed the name of Corpsman to something the Japanese had difficulty pronouncing. Can you please tell me what that word was? Thanks, Jim

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Re: Island Hopping

Post by Kingfish » 06 Jul 2019 05:09

I haven't heard about the Corpsmen name change, but I do recall reading how the US adopted sentry code words that contained the letter 'L' such as Lollipop or Lollygag for the reason you stated.
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Re: Island Hopping

Post by rcocean » 07 Jul 2019 19:08

Why is this labeled "Island Hopping"?

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