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By Mark Stille

Dominating the seas in the course of international battle II, the united states airplane provider performed an important function in each significant naval strive against of the struggle.

Development of the Essex type begun in 1941, and used to be the biggest category of service ever equipped. throughout the Pacific warfare it shaped the spine of any combating strength and have become well known for its effective 'Sunday Punch' - the amazing offensive strength of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes.

The Independence category was once a lighter and swifter provider, equipped after Pearl Harbor, to deliver extra ships into motion as quick as attainable. along the Essex classification their crews observed a dramatic swap in tactical deployment as they started to shape the quick service job forces that have been so powerful in Pacific operations.

Featuring an annotated cutaway and art detailing either the inner and external gains of the ships, this publication explores the layout, improvement, and deployment of either the Essex and Independence type of sunshine vendors. This sequel to US military airplane companies 1922-45: Prewar periods (New leading edge 114), presents a close exploration of the companies that have been on the vanguard of many activities in global conflict II, together with the climatic battles of Phillipine Sea and Leyte Gulf in 1944.

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1'" THE II LEFT FLANK SEPTEMBER 1943 DASHED SYMBOL' INDICATE GERMAN "". •. / 1"" GERMAN GUN BATTERY MACHINE GUN o ~)e. FORCES ROAO BLOCK TRENCH 2 6 feet high, is bordered on the right by several small terraced fields, and is protected from view at various points by olive trees and young oaks. The hilltop itself is extremely irregular. On the morning of I I September the I42d Regimental Combat Team prepared to carry out the divisional order to capture Hill 424 and secure the high ground as far south as Roccad'aspide.

The 133d Field Artillery Battalion brought in twelve 105-mm howitzers. Each of these guns was loaded on a dukw, together with 21 rounds of ammunition and a gun section of seven men. Other dukws carried additional ammunition and were equipped with small cranes for unloading the howitzers. At 0800, immediately upon landing, the dukws were driven over the dune line and unloaded. Ammunition was transferred to the gun dukws, and the ammunition dukws were sent back to the beach to assist in unloading the transports.

Meanwhile, the Regimental Command Post was moved 500 yards directly inland from Yellow Beach. By this time, communications were through to the 2d and 3d Battalions, but patrols 29 had been unable to reach the 1St Battalion because ot enemy sniping, machine-gun and artillery fire. On the north, the principal tank attacks against th. infantry combat teams fighting their way inland developed somewhat later than the attacks against the teams of the 141st. At about 1020, 13 Mark IV's rumbled down from the direction of Battipaglia between Highway 18 and the beaches, approaching the 142d Infantry Command Post which had been set up at Capaccio Station.

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