Swift, Silent, and Deadly

Swift, Silent, and Deadly

Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Pacific, 1942-1945

eBook - 2013
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An experienced reconnaissance Marine officer, Bruce Meyers paints a colorful and accurate picture of the special recon landings that preceded every major amphibious operation in the Pacific War. Credited with saving countless lives, these Marine scouts went in stealthily at night from submarines, PT boats, Catalinas, and high-speed transports. Swift, silent, and deadly, they landed on more than two hundred enemy beaches, from Tarawa to Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa to collect intelligence on potential landing sites. They measured water depths, charted coral heads, gathered soil sampl.
Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781612515021
1612515029
Characteristics: 1 online resource (217 pages)

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