The US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War: III Marine Amphibious Force 1965-75

Author:   Ed Gilbert
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781841769875


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   01 June 2006
Format:   Paperback
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The US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War: III Marine Amphibious Force 1965-75


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III Marine Amphibious Force was conceived as a division command for a small Marine Corps commitment to Vietnam. Within four years it had grown to a reinforced corps of two divisions, an air wing, and the division-sized Force Logistics Command. This organization was unique in Marine Corps history in that it merged combat and major logistical functions under a single field command. This book examines the origins and constantly changing organizational structure of III MAF, and demonstrates how it conducted its savage struggle against Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese Army regular forces in the northern provinces of Vietnam.

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Author:   Ed Gilbert
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.350kg
ISBN:  

9781841769875


ISBN 10:   1841769878
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   01 June 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Language:   English

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During the Vietnam War, the III Marine Amphibious Force (MAF) was a reinforced corps comprising two divisions, an air wing, and a division-sized logistics command. This book details the origins of III MAF; its component units and complex organizational history; its doctrine, training, and tactics; and its weapons and equipment. -Doug Bister, Military Trader Magazine


During the Vietnam War, the III Marine Amphibious Force (MAF) was a reinforced corps comprising two divisions, an air wing, and a division-sized logistics command. This book details the origins of III MAF; its component units and complex organizational history; its doctrine, training, and tactics; and its weapons and equipment. Doug Bister, Military Trader Magazine


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Ed Gilbert was a Marine Corps artilleryman, and an NCO instructor in the USMCR. He is currently a senior geological advisor involved in oil and gas exploration in Asia, the Middle East, West Africa and Latin America. Ed is the author of oral and operational histories of Marine Corps tank units in World War II (Marine Tank Battles In The Pacific) and the Korean War (Marine Corps Tank Battles In Korea). He is currently at work on a third volume covering the Vietnam War, and a study of the mechanization of the Fleet Marine Force divisions in World War II.

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