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American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (2): Heavy Artillery by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

A result of size of the beach of the us, from the start American ordnance and engineers positioned an emphasis on heavy artillery fastened in coastal defences. The Union military organised its 'Heavy Artillery' into separate regiments, uniformed and outfitted another way. whereas the sector Artillery used to be assigned around the struggling with fronts Heavy Artillery devices served the massive weapons within the forts and the defences of Washington. The Confederates didn't differentiate sorts of artillery and people who turned referred to as Heavy Artillery did so via casual organization instead of formal designation. This publication info the advance and utilization of the large guns.

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S . Army troops moved from Efate to Espiritu Santo to build an airfield in support of the proposed Solomon Islands landings . (OpHist, v . 1, p . 239) . 1 Jun USMC---Recruiting of Negro Marines began . ("Negro Marines in World War II," p . 1) . 2 Jun MIDWAY---Rear Admirals Raymond A . Spruance and F . J . Fletcher, USN, commanding Task Forces 16 and 17, respectively, rendezvoused about 325 miles northeast of Midway . (Morison, p . 97) . 3 Jun MIDWAY---The Battle of Midway . Nine Midway based B-17's attacked elements of an approaching Japanese force but inflicted no damage .

1, pp . 354 - 356) . 35 15 Nov GUADALCANAL ---ComAirSoPac designated Henderson Field and Fighter 1 a Marine Corps Air Base, and Colonel William J . Fox became base commander . (OpHist, v . 1, p . 362) . 1942 SOLOMONS---The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal . S . destroyer and planes from Henderson Field and Espiritu Santo . (OpHist, v . 1, pp . 256, 257) . 16 Nov USMC ---The first Marine night fighter squadron (VMF(N)-531), commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Frank H . Schwable, was commissioned at Cherry Point, North Carolina .

314, 317) . 24 Sep USMC---Marine Corps Air Station, 'Mojave, California, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John S . Holmberg, was established to provide, equip, and maintain facilities necessary to train Marine aircraft groups . ' (Sherrod, p . 441) . 25 Sep USMC---Camp Pendleton, named in honor of Major General Joseph H . Pendleton ; was dedicated by President Roosevelt . ("Camp Pendleton," p . 2) . 1 Oct USMC---The Amphibious Training Staff, Fleet Marine Force, recently moved from Quantico to San Diego, was disbanded and its personnel assigned to Headquarters, Amphibious' Corps, Pacific Fleet.

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