request of Jim Broshot

request of Jim Broshot

Nelson
Nelson

April 16th, 2013, 6:15 pm #1

I would be greatly surprised if you did not have a copy of Major David Buckner's 1981 A Brief History of the 10th Marines, given your interest in the artillery of that service branch. I have readily found and downloaded the .pdf version of Parts 1 and 2, each of which includes 45 pages from the booklet, and together run to page 80 of the original text. The trouble is, after much searching I still cannot find Part 3 on line, which includes the oh-so-essential Notes (begin on page 117). Do you know where I can access the third part of Buckner's work?

Thank you,

Nelson
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April 17th, 2013, 4:19 am #2

Nelson

No problem. Two online sites have the entire monograph available for downloading

Internet Archive

http://archive.org/details/ABriefHistor ... 0thMarines

United States Marine Corps History Division (this website has moved and is still being reconstructed it seems)

https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivisio ... .aspx#2001

The monograph

https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivisio ... 308400.pdf

Internet Archive now has volumes from the Naval War College Library available

http://archive.org/details/usnavalwarcollege

And the Library of the Marine Corps

http://archive.org/details/libraryofthemarinecorps

And something called the WWII archive

http://archive.org/details/wwIIarchive

(where the 10th Marines history was found)

And which also has audio and video downloads.

Hope this is of some help.
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Nelson
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April 17th, 2013, 6:29 am #3

Jim,

Excellent stuff and thanks much. If I remember correctly, your father was a marine officer during WWII (though I cannot recall if an artillery or infantry officer). How far back does your interest in marine artillery extend? Prior to WWII? Prior to WWI? It's kind of important because I have a few more questions about marine artillery in the years not long before the first war.

Again, thanks.

Nelson
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April 17th, 2013, 7:29 pm #4

Alas, not my father. My father was a TSgt in the Mapping and Reproduction Section, H&S Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, 5th Marine Division. He was never in a Marine artillery unit.

FWIW, link the 5th Marine Division after action report for the Iwo Jima campaign.

http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/ ... l8/id/4066
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April 19th, 2013, 5:25 pm #5

Obviously I confused your dad with someone else. May I assume, then, that you have no particular knowledge of marine artillery in the days before and after WWI? Not suggesting that if so, such is in any way a negative. Any chance one of your contacts possesses such expertise?

Thanks,

Nelson
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April 20th, 2013, 5:38 am #6

Sorry, I have no special expertise in the area of Marine Corps artillery, except from what I may have read in various books and official publications on the Marine Corps. I have no contacts in this area. The only WW2 Marine that I know is a old gentleman who was in the 9th Marines on Guam and Iwo Jima.

I don't know if you are aware of this USMC publication?

An Annotated Bibliography Of United States Marine Corps Artillery
Author: Donnelly, Ralph W.

Internet Archive link

http://archive.org/details/AnAnnotatedB ... sArtillery

USMC History Division link

https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivisio ... 412900.pdf

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April 20th, 2013, 10:06 am #7

I'll say this: either your browser is one heckuva lot better than mine, or you're just pretty handy at smoking out the goods. Again, much thanks for providing a useful source.

Nelson
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