Bloody beaches : the Marines at Peleliu by Gordon D Gayle; United States. Marine Corps. History and

By Gordon D Gayle; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division

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Termined, able, battered defenders. General Mueller became responsible Meanwhile, the relief of the 5th Wilkinson's successor as commander of operations in the Palaus, was Marines by the 321st RCT took place for mopping up on Peleliu, he ad41 Department of Defense Photo (USMC 98401 iu's airfield, and returned to the field to be rearmed, in perhaps As a result of Maj Gayle's targetting of enemy positions in the Uniurbrogol, napalm-laden Marine Corsairs lifted from Pelel- the shortest wheels-down bombing run of the Pacific War.

In point of fact, Rupertus' successful seizure of Ngesebus and northern Peleliu had terminated the enemy's capability to reinforce the now-isolated Japanese on Peleliu. Creation of that tactical situation had effectively secured Peleliu. Without pressing for a declaration that Peleliu had been effectively secured, which would have formalized the completion of the 1st Marine Division's mission, General Geiger had for some days suggested that in continuing his attacks into the Pocket, Rupertus relieve first the 5th, then the 7th Marines with his largest and freshest infantry regiment, the 321st RCT, still attached to 1st Marine Division.

They then These tactics worked until larger units of the 2d Battalion, 321st, moved out astride the West Road. advanced along the road, and soon Together with an adjacent hill just reported that 3/7 was not keeping east of East Road, and designated contact along the high ground. Hill B, that position constituted the On orders from Colonel Han- northern cap of the Umurbrogol neken, the 7th Marines' command- Pocket. Seizing Hill B, and conThe 321st's 2d Battalion had ing officer, 3/7 then captured the solidating the partial hold on Hill 100 Then they experienced galling fire from the heights above the road.

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