World War II US Cavalry Units

Pacific Theater

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World War II US Cavalry Units

Pacific Theater

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At the time of Pearl Harbor, the United States Army still had ten cavalry regiments.The 26th (Filipino Scouts) fought on horseback in the Philippines, while the rest were fought as infantry. Despite this, the cavalry units maintained their own unique traditions, and identity as they saw action in the Pacific and China-Burma-India theatre. This book covers all of the US cavalry units to see action during World War II. It includes the little-covered Texan National Guard regiments, who fought beside ex-Merrill's Marauders as a deep penetration unit. It also contains color-plates of the uniforms of the US Army's last mounted cavalry as well as tropical combat dress worn by the dismounted units.

Table of Contents

The US Cavalry at the outbreak of war * The Filipino Scouts - 26th Cavalry in action, December 1941-April 1942 * 1st Cavalry Division: Mexican border 1942, Australia 1943, New Guinea and the Admiralties, Leyte October 1944, Luzon 1945 - the battle of Manila * 2nd Cavalry Division: inactivation & brief re-activation, 1942-43 * 112th Cav (Texas NG) - New Caledonia 1942, New Guinea 1943-44, New Britain 1943, New Guinea & Leyte 1944, Luzon 1945. * 124th Cav (Texas NG), the last mounted regiment - India 1944, Mars Task Force in the CBI, 1945

Product details

Published 10 Oct 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846034510
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 175
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

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