Japanese Officer Assists US
28 MAY 2014

Japanese Officer Assists US Marines In Final Days Of World War II

Lieutenant Minoru Wada By John M. Curatola, LtCol, United States Marine Corps (Retired) With assistance from the Log Book staff   On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was devastated by the second atomic bomb attack on Japan during World War II. The attack by the B-29 ‘Superfortress, “Bockscar,” piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney, was followed only […]

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The Visionaries

By Lieutenant Colonel Ronald J. Brown U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Retired The wake of the World War II, with its ominous specter of nuclear weapons, forced the Marine Corps to rethink existing amphibious doctrine. The conclusion was that previous methods of ship-to-shore movement were no longer sufficient to ensure a successful landing so alternative methods had to be developed. Several options […]

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