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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the December 1945 issue of Marine Corps Gazette. The target was Kagi strip in central Formosa. On the morning of Jan. 3, 1945, the carrier USS Essex (CV-9) turned into the wind. The first TBM Avenger lumbered noisily down the flight deck and lifted...
Flashes of light filled the night sky and thunderous explosions shook the ground, a combination of sound and light that assailed the senses of Task Force Wolf Pack’s Marines as they raced toward their objectives on the Fallujah peninsula. Captain Matthew T. Good, Headquarters & Service Company...
On a Saturday night in March 2016, I anxiously awaited armory draw for my impending deployment as part of an advisor team. Concurrently, in joint operations centers (JOCs) across Iraq, Marines, Sailors, soldiers and airmen observed drone feeds and coordinated air and surface fires in support of...

Today in History

January 17

1944

Company B, 1st Tank Bn. spearheaded the assault against Japanese positions on Arawe Peninsula, New Britain.