Bloody Nose Ridge Peleliu

tsweeney
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Bloody Nose Ridge Peleliu

Postby tsweeney » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:25 pm

The 1st Marines had taken on one of the roughest assignments ever given to a Marine regiment, conducting one of the most fiercely aggressive fights ever waged against an equally determined and savage adversary. They had destroyed over 145 Japanese caves and pillboxes and killed 3,942 Japanese. The price was high. The regiment had suffered 56-percent casualties: 71 percent in 1/1, 56 percent in 2/1, 55 percent in 3/1, 32 percent in the regiment’s headquarters and weapons companies. Of the 9 rifle platoons in the 3 companies of 1/1, 74 men and no original platoon leader remained. The regiment had suffered 1,749 casualties in 8 days of fighting
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Ttom
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Vinny
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Re: Bloody Nose Ridge Peleliu

Postby Vinny » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:29 pm

Fab work as usual Tom and again an action packed scene. It's great to know the story behind it too.

Thanks for posting!

Vinny [smilie=thumb.gif]

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Re: Bloody Nose Ridge Peleliu

Postby jaydee » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:52 pm

"No surrender." As usual a great backround story and a fantastic result. :o)b


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