2nd Marine Division Group Photograph

2nd Marine Division Group Photograph

9.99

Size: 4 x 5 inches

Original personal 2nd Marine Division photograph USMC soldiers posing on and in front of a US military combat jeep.

Combat Record of the 2nd Marine Division:

During World War II, the 2nd Marine Division (Headquarters) participated in operations in the Pacific Theater of Operations:

  • The Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Solomon Islands campaign – 4 January to 8 February 1943.

  • 2nd Marines, reinforced: Guadalcanal–Tulagi landings, 7 to 9 August 1942

  • Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 10 August 1942 to 31 January 1943.

  • 8th Marines, reinforced: capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 2 November 1942 to 8 February 1943.

  • The Battle of Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands campaign – 20 November to 4 December 1943.

  • The Battle of Saipan, in the Mariana Islands campaign – 15 June to 24 July 1944.

  • The Battle of Tinian – 24 July to 10 August 1944.

  • The Battle of Okinawa (floating Reserve) – 1 April to 10 April 1945. (Detachment of Headquarters and the 8th Marines, reinforced, from 1 to 30 June 1945).

Elements of the division were part of the occupation of Nagasaki, arriving twenty-five days after the nuclear strike.

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