By Martin Clemens
This outstanding memoir through the near-mythic British district officer and coastwatcher who assisted in shaping the 1st nice Allied counteroffensive within the Pacific battle is a compelling real experience tale in keeping with a magazine Martin Clemens saved through the struggle. whilst, it may well good be the final severe resource of study of the Solomons crusade. good-looking, articulate, and brave, the Scottish-born, Cambridge-educated Clemens controlled to outlive years at the back of jap traces in a single of the main unfriendly climates and terrains on this planet. After many partisan and undercover agent missions, in 1942 he emerged from the jungle and built-in his Melanesian commando strength into the center of the first Marine Division's operations, incomes and the unfettered admiration of now-legendary Marine officials like Vandegrift, Thomas, Twining, Edson, and Pate. His specified standpoint, fleshed out from certain diary entries, offers a revealing - now not continuously flattering - portrait of the Solomons crusade and the Marines who directed it.
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Gunner's knee pads 3. 50-in. Browning M-2 9. Oxygen hoses 16. Heated flight suit electrical outlet 10. Interphone jack box 1?. Portable oxygen bottle machine guns 4. Light 11. Oxygen supply 18. Switch panel 5. Defrost tubes for Plexiglas 12. 50-in. ammunition boxes 19. Wooden catwalk 6. Interphone jack 13. 50-in. ammunition feed belts As the economic and military infrastructure of the Reich became directly threatened by the burgeoning Allied air offensive, Generalleutnant Josef Schmid, commander of the I.
B-17G FLYING FORTRESS CHEYENNE TAIL TURRET 14. Gunner's seat and seat belts 1. Gunsight ?. Oxygen regulator 2. Bullet-proof glass shield 8. Oxygen gauges 15. Gunner's knee pads 3. 50-in. Browning M-2 9. Oxygen hoses 16. Heated flight suit electrical outlet 10. Interphone jack box 1?. Portable oxygen bottle machine guns 4. Light 11. Oxygen supply 18. Switch panel 5. Defrost tubes for Plexiglas 12. 50-in. ammunition boxes 19. Wooden catwalk 6. Interphone jack 13. 50-in. ammunition feed belts As the economic and military infrastructure of the Reich became directly threatened by the burgeoning Allied air offensive, Generalleutnant Josef Schmid, commander of the I.
Browning M-2 machine gun, located at one "Enemy fighter attacks from all angles have been experienced. They started with of the aircraft's two waist stern attacks, then went to quarter, beam, below, bow and, on the last two missions, hatch positions. In late 1942, head-on attacks. The success of all these attacks has been about the same. The B-l7s despite making substantial claims against Luftwaffe fighters, Eighth Air Force air that have been shot down have been from the usual causes of straggling and gunners getting killed.
Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher's Story by Martin Clemens