The Marines In North China 1945--1949
The United States Marines
in North China
1945 - 1949
Henry I. Shaw, Jr.
Historical Branch, G-3 Division
Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps
Washington, D. C. 20380
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20380
The United States Marines in North China, 1945-1949 is a concise
narrative of the major events which took place when Marine ground and air
units were deployed to the Asian mainland at the close of World War II. The
text and appendices are based on official records, interviews with
participants in the operations described, and reliable secondary sources. The
pamphlet is published for the information of Marines and others interested in
this significant period of Marine Corps history.
R. G. OWENS, JR
Brigadier General, U. S. Marine Corps
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3
REVIEWED AND APPROVED: 29 April 1968
THE UNITED STATES MARINES IN
NORTH CHINA, 1945-1949
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The United States Marines In North China, 1945-1949 1 6
Notes 27 32
Appendix A - Major Armed Clashes Between U.S. Marines
and Chinese Communists A-1 35
Appendix B - Marine Casualties Incurred as a Result of
Attacks on Sentries, Recreation Parties, and
Individuals B-1 37
Appendix C - Aircrew Losses Incurred by Marine
Squadrons in Operational Crashes in North China C-1 38
The United States Marines in North China, 1945-1949
Henry I. Shaw, Jr.
The III Amphibious Corps (IIIAC) had just begun a period of intensive
training, in preparation for the invasion of the Tokyo Plain, when the war
ended abruptly. Within 48 hours, a warning order had been dispatched to...
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