The World War II History
of the 5th Marine Division

Howard M. Conner

The Battery Press., 2001. NEW copy. Second Reprint Edition of the original 1950 edition. 8.5x11. Stamped decorative boards without dust jacket (as issued). Map of Pacific on endpages showing route of division. Profusely illustrated with photographs & maps. History of one of the three spearhead divisions which led the assault on Iwo Jima. Contents: Forging the Spearhead; To Camp Tarawa; Training Overseas; Off to War; The Target; D-Day; Suribachi; Attack to the North; The Drive for O-2; Attack for O-3; A Final Pocket Forms; The Price of Victory; Return to Hawaii; Arrival in Japan; Spread of Our Occupation; Japan Under the Occupation; End of a Mission. Appendices: Effect of Casualties; Battle Casualties; Decorations & Awards; Unit Rosters. 325 pages.