BBI Elite Force 21084
The success of amphibious warfare during WWII was proven first on Guadalcanal, then on Bougainville, Tarawa, New Britain, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Saipan, Guam, Tinian, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. The proof was provided by the many young Marines of the famous Second Marine Division. A quote from Colonel David M Shoup, USMC, Tarawa, on 21 NOV 1943 says it all: “Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.”
The US Marine Corps had many nicknames, Marauders, Leathernecks and beyond doubt more colourful names. The battle against the Japanese was long and hard and they had to fight every inch. The use of two Atom bombs finally brought Japan to its knees, but before that, a lot of American blood was shattered.