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Author Wiles, Tripp.
Title Forgotten raiders of '42 : the fate of the Marines left behind on Makin / Tripp Wiles.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2007]
Edition First edition.

Author Wiles, Tripp.
Series Potomac's military controversies
Military controversies.
Subject United States. Marine Corps. Marine Raider Battalion, 2nd.
Makin Atoll, Raid on, Kiribati, 1942.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Kiribati -- Makin Atoll.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Death.
Prisoners of war -- Kiribati -- Makin Atoll -- Death.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 169 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-160) and index.
Contents The raiders -- The raid -- Conflicting reports -- The left behind -- Victors' justice -- Pacific heroes -- Carlson and Roosevelt after the raid -- The search for the forgotten raiders -- A search through history -- The interpreters -- Good news.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary On October 16, 1942, on Kwajalein Atoll, at the fringe of the Japanese Empire, members of the Imperial Japanese Navy's 6th Base Unit ceremonially beheaded nine Marines from the 2nd Raider Battalion. The captives held no hopes for pardon or for rescue as they walked blindfolded, one by one, to the spot of execution, which also became their burial site. The Marine Corps and their families already thought they were dead, the men knew. Forgotten Raiders of '42 is the account of how these volunteer patriots, unbeknownst to their command, were inadvertently left behind after the Marines' raid on Maki.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781612343471 (electronic bk.)
1612343473 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 755567980
Additional Format Print version: Wiles, Tripp. Forgotten raiders of '42. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2007 9781597970556 (DLC) 2006031930 (OCoLC)71800675

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