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World War II

Due to the age of publications, certain works listed are no longer in print. Print-on-demand services are available for some titles upon request.


 

Battle of Okinawa: III MEF Staff Ride Battle Book
Douglas E. Nash Sr. 2015. (out of print)


 

Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal: History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, vol. 1. LtCol Frank O. Hough, USMCR, Maj Verle E. Ludwig, USMC, and Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1958. (out of print)


 

Isolation of Rabaul: History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, vol. 2.
Henry I. Shaw Jr. and Maj Douglas T. Kane, USMC. 1963. (out of print)


 

Central Pacific Drive: History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, vol. 3.
Henry I. Shaw Jr., Bernard C. Nalty, and Edwin T. Turnbladh. 1966.


 

Western Pacific Operations: History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, vol. 4. George W. Garand and Truman R. Strobridge. 1971. (out of print)


 

Victory and Occupation: U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, vol. 5.
Benis M. Frank and Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1968. (out of print)


 

Thomas Holcomb and the Advent of the Marine Corps Defense Battalion, 1936–1941. David J. Ulbrich. 2004.


 

Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting: U.S. Marine Corps Parachute Units in World War II. LtCol Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR. 1999.


 

From Shanghai to Corregidor: Marines in the Defense of the Philippines.
J. Michael Miller. 1997.


 

And a Few Marines: Marines in the Liberation of the Philippines.
Capt John C. Chapin, USMC (Ret). 1997.


 

Securing the Surrender: Marines in the Occupation of Japan.
Charles R. Smith. 1997.


 

Top of the Ladder: Marine Operations North Solomons.
Capt John C. Chapin, USMC (Ret). 1997.


 

Bloody Beaches: The Marines at Peleliu.
BGen Gordon D. Gayle, USMC (Ret). 1996.


 

Condition Red: Marine Defense Battalions in World War II.
Maj Charles D. Melson, USMC (Ret). 1996.


 

The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa.
Col Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret). 1996.


 

From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War.
Maj Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR. 1995.


 

Breaching the Marianas: The Battle for Saipan.
Capt John C. Chapin, USMCR (Ret). 1994.


 

Breaking the Outer Ring: Marine Landings in the Marshall Islands.
Capt John C. Chapin, USMCR (Ret). 1994. (out of print)


 

A Close Encounter: The Marine Landing on Tinian. Richard Harwood. 1994.


A Different War: Marines in Europe and North Africa. LtCol Harry W. Edwards, USMC (Ret). 1994.


Cape Gloucester: The Green Inferno. Bernard C. Nalty. 1994.


Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima. Col Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret). 1994.


The Right to Fight: African-American Marines in World War II. Bernard C. Nalty. 1995.


Free A Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II. Col Mary V. Stremlow, USMCR. 1994.


Liberation: Marines in the Recapture of Guam. Cyril J. O'Brien. 1994.


Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa. Col Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret). 1993.


Time of the Aces: Marine Pilots in the Solomons, 1942–1944. Cdr Peter B. Mersky, USNR. 1993.


Up the Slot: Marines in the Central Solomons. Maj Charles D. Melson, USMC (Ret). 1993.


A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle For Wake Island. Robert J. Cressman. 1992.


The Development of Amphibious Tactics in the U.S. Navy. Gen Holland M. Smith, USMC (Ret). Foreword by BGen Edwin H. Simmons, USMC (Ret). 1992. (out of print)


First Offensive: The Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal. Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1992.


Infamous Day: Marines at Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941. Robert J. Cressman and J. Michael Wenger. 1992.


Outpost in the North Atlantic: Marines in the Defense of Iceland, 1941–1942. Col James A. Donovan Jr., USMC (Ret). 1992.


Opening Moves: Marines Gear Up for War. Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1991.


Herringbone Cloak: GI Dagger, Marines of the OSS. Maj Robert E. Mattingly, USMC. 1989. (out of print)


To Wake Island and Beyond: Reminiscences. BGen Woodrow M. Kessler, USMC (Ret). 1988. (out of print)


Special Marine Corps Units of World War II. Charles L. Updegraph Jr. 1972. 1977 reprint.  (out of print)


Marine Corps Women's Reserve in World War II. Maj Pat Meid, USMCR. 1964. 1968 rev. ed.


76 Hours: Tarawa. HQMC (PAO). 1968. (out of print)


The United States Marines in the Battle for Iwo Jima. Bernard C. Nalty. 1962. 1967 rev. ed. Retitled The United States Marines on Iwo Jima: The Battle and the Flag Raisings. Reprinted 1970. 1995 rev. ed.


The United States Marines in Iceland, 1941–1942. Maj Marvin L. Brown Jr., USMCR. 1961. LtCol Kenneth J. Clifford, USMCR. 1970 rev. ed.


The United States Marines in the Gilberts Campaign. Bernard C. Nalty. 1961. (out of print)


The United States Marines in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1961. 1962 rev. ed. 1969 reprint.


The United States Marines in the Marshalls Campaign. Bernard C. Nalty. 1961. (out of print)


The United States Marines in the Occupation of Japan. Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1961. 1962 rev. ed. 1969 reprint.


The United States Marines in North China, 1945–1949. Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1960. 1962 rev. ed. 1968 reprint. (out of print)


Hold High the Torch: A History of the 4th Marines. Kenneth W. Condit and Edwin T. Turnbladh. 1960. (out of print)


Marine Corps Ground Training in World War II. Kenneth W. Condit, Gerald Diamond, and Edwin T. Turnbladh. 1956. (out of print)


Okinawa: Victory in the Pacific. Maj Charles S. Nichols Jr., USMC, and Henry I. Shaw Jr. 1955. (out of print)


Iwo Jima: Amphibious Epic. LtCol Whitman S. Bartley, USMC. 1954. (out of print)


The Marshalls: Increasing the Tempo. LtCol Robert D. Heinl Jr., USMC, and LtCol John A. Crown, USMC. 1954. (out of print)


The Recapture of Guam. Maj O. R. Lodge, USMC. 1954. (out of print)


The Campaign on New Britain. LtCol Frank O. Hough, USMCR, and Maj John A. Crown, USMCR. 1952. (out of print)


Marines in the Central Solomons. Maj John N. Rentz, USMCR. 1952. (out of print)


Marine Aviation in the Philippines. Maj Charles W. Boggs Jr., USMC. 1951. (out of print)


The Seizure of Tinian. Maj Carl W. Hoffman, USMC. 1951. (out of print)


The Assault on Peleliu. Maj Frank O. Hough, USMCR. 1950. (out of print)


Saipan: The Beginning of the End. Maj Carl W. Hoffman, USMC, 1950. (out of print)


The Guadalcanal Campaign. Maj John L. Zimmerman, USMCR. 1949. (out of print)


Bougainville and the Northern Solomons. Maj John N. Rentz, USMCR. 1948. (out of print)


Marines at Midway. LtCol Robert D. Heinl Jr., USMC. 1948. (out of print)


The Battle for Tarawa. Capt James R. Stockman, USMC. 1947. (out of print)


The Defense of Wake. LtCol Robert D. Heinl Jr., USMC. 1947. (out of print)


Campaign for the Marianas. Maj Philips D. Carleton, USMCR, and Capt James R. Stockman, USMC. 1946. (out of print)


The Conquest of Okinawa: An Account of the Sixth Marine Division. Maj Philips D. Carleton, USMCR. 1946. (out of print)


The First Marine Brigade (Provisional), Iceland. John L. Zimmerman. 1946. (out of print)


The First Marine Division on Okinawa: 1 April–30 June 1945. Capt James R. Stockman, USMC. 1946. (out of print)


The Iwo Jima Operation. Capt Clifford P. Morehouse, USMCR. 1946. (out of print)


The Fifth Marine Division in World War II. 1stLt John C. Chapin, USMC. 1945. (out of print)


The Fourth Marine Division in World War II. 1stLt John C. Chapin, USMC. 1945. 1974 rev. ed. 1976 reprint. (out of print)


Guadalcanal Campaign, August 1942 to February 1943. 1945. (out of print)


The Liberation of Guam. HQMC (PA). 1969. (out of print)


Alligators, Buffaloes, and Bushmasters: The History of the Development of the LVT through World War II. Maj Alfred Dunlap Bailey.


An American Bibliography of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Second World War. Michael O’Quinlivan and Jack B. Hilliard.