Submitted by Jason McDonald on Thu, 2014-05-29 23:32
The campaign in the Marshalls was a necessary stepping stone in the battle for the Central Pacific. Eniwetok was a central target, with 3,500 Japanese and Korean defenders. Landings were made on February 17, 1944.
Submitted by Jason McDonald on Thu, 2014-05-22 16:24
General George C. Marshall became Army Chief of Staff in September 1939. He took command of a neglected army, 17th in the world in terms of size. He quickly took note of world events and communicated his concern immediately to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.