010699-Office of Naval Intelligence-Combat Narrative Series-The Assault on Kwajalein and Majuro (Part One) 126 Pages1945 This is not a digital copy of a reprint. Combat Narratives were written to fill a temporary requirement before the appearance of official and semiofficial complete histories. Due to hastily gathered and oftentimes incomplete information there are certain inaccuracies. Kwajalein atoll, which became the objective of our main attack, is centrally located in the western Marshalls and is largest of that group. About 66 miles long, it surrounds a lagoon of almost 70 square miles with mooring ground sufficient for all the navies of the world. Although the rim contains more than 80 islands (and hummocks which pass for islands), only three areas could be said to possess any military value. At the southern end, the main Japanese installations were located on the islands of Kwajalein and Ebeye; on the western side of the atoll the only island of military importance was Ebadon; and to the north, 44 miles distant from Kwajalein Island proper lay the twin isles of Roi and Namur. These latter two are joined by a spit of land, over which runs a causeway. Kwajalein Island is crescent-shaped, approximately 2 miles long by 1,000 to 2,500 feet wide. The most convenient approach to the lagoon is Gea Pass which, at the time of our attack, had been buoyed and dragged to a depth of 49 feet. THIS ITEM IS SOLD AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY. AFTER PURCHASE YOU WILL BE FURNISHED A LINK FOR DOWNLOAD BY EMAIL. Bookseller Inventory #
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