New PDF release: Corps 05: Line of Fire (Corps)

By W. E. B. Griffin

ISBN-10: 0515110132

ISBN-13: 9780515110135

In the course of international conflict II, a different rescue staff assembles to avoid wasting Marines trapped on a small Coastwatcher island.

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Approximately thirty miles long and no more than five miles wide, Buka is the northernmost island in the Solomons chain. That places it just north of the much larger Bougainville and 146 nautical miles from the Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain. On Buka, there was a Japanese fighter base and a garrison of Japanese troops variously estimated from several hundred to several thousand. There was additionally a detachment of the Royal Australian Navy's Coastwatcher Establishment. This consisted of one officer, Sub-Lieutenant Jakob Reeves, RAN Volunteer Reserve, and approximately fifty Other Ranks, all of whom had been recruited from the native population.

And we get enroute reports, too. Which gives us enough time to get the Wildcats into the air and at altitude before they get there. " "No. Not at all. They're useful as hell supporting the First Marine Division. But they can't get up high enough to attack the Japanese bombers, and they're no match for the Japs' Zeroes. So they get out of the way when the Japs have planes in the area. I really feel sorry for those Air Corps guys. " Finch knew all about the Buffalo. It was a shitty airplane. VMF-211 flew them in the Battle of Midway (VMF is the designation for Marine Fighter squadrons).

At the same time they were a little unnerving, for if Sergeant Wertz was correct and the police deferment was eliminated, Hart would go into the Armed Forces. Perhaps it might be a good idea, Sergeant Wertz suggested, to start looking around to see what Detective Hart could get from the services in exchange for his immediate enlistment, rather than waiting for his Draft Board to send him the Your Friends and Neighbors Have Selected You postcard. Two days after that, Sergeant Wertz told his friend Detective Hart the good news: The Marine Corps just happened to be looking for a few good men with police backgrounds who would be utilized in law enforcement areas.

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