WW2 Trivia - Page 19




 
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Boots
 
January 28th, 2006  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
Nope..

lol, I mean.. any hints as to location etc?
January 28th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
Sure mighty. It was in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
January 28th, 2006  
IAmFighter
 
 
The Doolittle Raid?
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Boots
January 28th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
Yep you got it. Over to you Fighter.
January 29th, 2006  
IAmFighter
 
 
What was the site of the first (and only) raid by the Marine Raiders and which unit participated in the assault?
January 29th, 2006  
CanadianCombat
 
 
Tested first during the Aug. 7, 1942, Guadalcanal landing,
Edsonþs Raiders, the 1st Raider Battalion, struck at Tulagi, an
island across the channel from the main landing force.
January 30th, 2006  
IAmFighter
 
 
That was part of the regular amphibious assault on Guadalcanal, so no, that's incorrect. I want the hit and run raid location that came shortly afterwards to support that operation.
January 31st, 2006  
CanadianCombat
 
 
Edson's battalion (along with the 1st Marine Division and other units) hit the beach on the Solomon Islands. Operation Watchtower
January 31st, 2006  
IAmFighter
 
 
You're right about the 1st Raiders participating in the invasion of Guadalcanal, but that was part of a standard amphibious assault while attached to the 1st Marine Division. What I'm looking for is the raid when a Raiders battalion was used in its intended role of raiding Japanese-held islands, then withdrawing and forcing the enemy to waste time, effort, and equipment to replace what the Raiders destroyed. What the 1st Raiders did on Tulagi and Guadalcanal, while heroic, was not a raid.

HINT: You're looking for operations by the 2nd Raider Battalion.....
February 1st, 2006  
gigabrain
 
 
Maklin island. the 2nd landed from the the submarines Nautilus SS-168 and Argonaut SS-166 on 17AUG1942