World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units

World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units

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With the need for large-scale amphibious landings to decide the outcome of World War II the US Navy developed several types of specialized unit to reconnoitre potential landing areas, degrade the enemya€™s ability to resist, and assist the landing forces on to the beaches. The Scouts and Raiders were the forerunners of the SEALs, Beach Jumpers made elaborate simulated landings to distract the enemy, the Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams cleared obstacles to amphibious landings and Naval Group China fought alongside Chinese guerrillas behind Japanese lines. This book uncovers the fascinating history of these units, the unique gear they went into theatre with and the vital roles they carried out throughout the war.Abbreviations used in this text APD Transport, High Speed ARB Air-Sea Rescue Boat BIS Bureau of Investigation and ... Ramp LCR(S) Landing Craft, Rubber, Small LCS Landing Craft, Support LCT(A) Landing Craft, Tank, Armored LCVP ... for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, ... A CIP catalog record for this book is available from the British Library Print ISBN: 9781 78096 0531 PDF ebook ISBN:anbsp;...

Title:World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units
Author: Eugene Liptak, Johnny Shumate
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2014-10-20

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