Alligators, Buffaloes, and Bushmasters: The history of the by Alfred Dunlop Bailey

By Alfred Dunlop Bailey

This thesis is worried with the Marine Corps’ activities within the discovery and improvement of the Land car Tracted (LVT) via international conflict II, and specializes in its use within the Solomon Islands and the primary Pacific. A concluding half offers with post-war improvement and the way forward for the car.

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594. 26Russell F. , 1973), P. 254. 27Holland H. Smith, Coral and Brass Sons, 1949), p. 57. (New York: Charles Scribner's 29Earl H. Ellis, "Advanced Base Defense During the Present War," (Unpublished and undated report, Headquarters, Marine Corps), p. 1. : Headquarters, Marine Corps, 1921), p. 33. 31ith, Coral and Brass, p. 56. 32Operations Plan 712H, p. 1. 33Ib1d, p. 8. S. Marine Corps, 1921), p. 1. , p. 2. 36John A. lejeune, "The United States Marine Corps," The Marine 1923, p. 250. , p. 252. 38Ibid p.

Mr. Roebling had to devise original methods of construction in order to incorporate aluminum. This primitive state of affairs accounts for much of the reluctance on the part of Marine Corps observors to accept aluminum for combat use. In retrospect, the desire of steel construction appears justified in view of the pummeling the vehicles received pushing through jungles, scraping over coral, and bouncing against landing craft during troop transfer operations. The Quantico tests were on a Thursday, and the following Saturday the Navy negotiated a contract with Mr.

66. Smith, "Amphibious Tactics," July 1946, p. 46. 2Kenneth J. S. Marine Corps, 1973), pp. 3-4. 13Smith, "Amphibious Tactics," July 1946, p. 46. 14Clifford, Progress and Purpose, p. 10. , p. 13. 16Smith, "Amphibious Tactics," July 1946, p. 47. 17Ibid. 18Cliffo,'J Progress and Purpose, p. 18. , p. 19. , p. 21 21Heinl, Soldiers of the Sea, p. 173. p. 180. 23Clifford, Progress and Purpose, p. 22. , New York: Random House, 1970), vol. 2,p. 594. 26Russell F. , 1973), P. 254. 27Holland H. Smith, Coral and Brass Sons, 1949), p.

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