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The Marshall Islands 1944: "Operation Flintlock, the Capture of Kwajalein and Eniwetok"

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In November 1943 US forces successfully seized Tarawa and Makin in the first major counteroffensive of the Central Pacific; however, US casualties were heavy. By the end of January 1944. Operation 'Flintlock' - the seizure of the Marshall Islands - was launched: the next stepping-stone towards Japan. Following a three-day naval and air bombardment, the 7th US Infantry Division and 4th Marine Division landed on the islands. Since Tarawa, great changes had been made to organisation, tactics and equipment, and the new methods ...

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