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Thomas Sweeney
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Bloody Nose Ridge Peleliu

November 1, 2015 · in Diorama · · 4 · 3K

The 1st Marines had taken on one of the roughest assignments ever given to a Marine regiment, conducting one of the most fiercely aggressive fights ever waged against an equally determined and savage adversary. They had destroyed over 145 Japanese caves and pillboxes and killed 3,942 Japanese. The price was high. The regiment had suffered 56-percent casualties: 71 percent in 1/1, 56 percent in 2/1, 55 percent in 3/1, 32 percent in the regiment's headquarters and weapons companies. Of the 9 rifle platoons in the 3 companies of 1/1, 74 men and no original platoon leaden remained. The regiment had suffered 1,749 casualties in 8 days of fighting

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4 responses

  1. Looks like another Banzai charge! Lots going on, nicely done, Tom. Whose figures?

  2. Master box Tarawa series,


  3. Would like to see where you display all these dioramas.

  4. Most are ond display at my Marine Corps League Detachment and VFW PostI rarely keep any


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