THE most significant event of last month came on 1 February when the Fourth Marine and the Seventh Infantry Divisions established beachheads in the Marshall Islands, first territory held by Japan before Pearl Harbor to be invaded. The Fourth Marines landed on Roi Island. The Seventh Infantry went ashore near Kwajalein. The landings followed an intensive softening-up by aerial and warship bombardment of the strong Japanese bases, just north of the already-won Gilbert Islands.
If you are an MCA&F Member
OR Join the MCA&F to continue reading
By becoming a member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation, you gain access to the entire library of articles from Leatherneck Magazine and the Marine Corps Gazette. Click here to sign up online and continue reading this article