August 1944

Jungle Warfare

Volume 28, Issue 8
Author: 

Jack DeChant

Jungle Warfare Continuing from the July issue a distillation of the best knowledge of jungle warfare gained by Marines who have fought in the Philippines, Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Bougainville, and New Britain. By Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Va.

THE principles of scouting and patrolling as set forth in training manuals and bulletins are applicable to jungle patrols. Patrolling is carried on to secure information, to deny information to the enemy and to attack and destroy enemy patrols, groups, insolated detachments, dumps and key installations.

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  • ONLY one shot was fired, but its echo shredded the silence of the jungle trail. It came from the head of the column. One of the Marines in the connecting files shouted, "Ambush! Ambush!" The others faltered momentarily, fingering the safety catches on their rifles. The B.A.R. man whipped his...
  • By Dutch We all say good-by to our Battery Commander, Lt. A. L. Bowser, and we enjoyed the duties under his command. We wish you the world of luck and a real pleasant tour of duty at your new assignment. We are also having the pleasure of giving our new Battery Commander, First Lt. Randall M...
  • By Dutch We all say good-by to our Battery Commander, Lt. A. L. Bowser, and we enjoyed the duties under his command. We wish you the world of luck and a real pleasant tour of duty at your new assignment. We are also having the pleasure of giving our new Battery Commander, First Lt. Randall M...
  • By Clements
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  • HIS OWN troops had planned to kill Lieutenant Calderon. There had never been any doubt about it since the day he had cracked that mustached Sergeant Faustino over the head with his automatic. But that was the unfailing creed of the officers of the Guardia Nacional of Nicaragua, drilled into their...
  • HIS OWN troops had planned to kill Lieutenant Calderon. There had never been any doubt about it since the day he had cracked that mustached Sergeant Faustino over the head with his automatic. But that was the unfailing creed of the officers of the Guardia Nacional of Nicaragua, drilled into their...
  • Well, here's another attempt at the job at scribing for our favorite magazine. So I'll parade a few facts and fancies in review for your inspection.

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