December 1943

New Landing Craft

Volume 27, Issue 8


Vast Building Program Has Made New Invasions Possible

MARINES have been familiar with landing operations for over a century and a half. Ever since 1776, when Esek Hopkins sailed a naval squadron to the Bahamas and unloaded a landing party of Marines under Captain Samuel Nicholas to surprise the town of New Providence, Marines have been pouring ashore at "hot spots" in all parts of the world.

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