US Marines casualty rates at storm landings

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US Marines casualty rates at storm landings

Post by Reichskriegsgericht » 11 Jun 2004 21:00

Read a few books about the stormlandings in the Central Pacific Campaign, mainly the excellent books of Joseph Alexander, Robert Leckie and Eric Hammel (on Tarawa). I wonder if there are some statistics available on the casualty rates of the units which first hit the beach. Or maybe something like the Niklas Zetterling books on Kursk and Normandy....

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Post by Andy H » 12 Jun 2004 18:59

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq11- ... hor2118718

The above link gives casualty numbers for all US & USMC op's of WW2

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Post by Reichskriegsgericht » 13 Jun 2004 15:01

Many thanks, Andy!

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Day four tarawa

Post by 1stSgt1 » 27 Nov 2004 17:02

Heres Tarawa on day four[It will take the marines one million men and a thousand years to capture Tarawa]3 days later done deal all Nippon soldiers dead 400 Korean laborers captured. 2d Battalion 2d Marines. YAT YAS[/quote]
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Post by Aufklarung » 27 Nov 2004 22:01

...the Americans had cut the island in two by the end of the first day – despite taking over 2,400 casualties....
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ba ... o_jima.htm

IIRC the first 30 days of the the assault on Iwo Jima was the highest casualty rate over said period the US military has ever sustained.

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