By Bill Sloan

This Band of Brothers for the Pacific is the gut-wrenching and eventually successful tale of the Marines' so much ferocious -- but principally forgotten -- conflict of global warfare II.

Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the 1st Marine department suffered greater than 6,500 casualties combating on a hellish little coral island within the Pacific. Peleliu used to be the environment for probably the most savage struggles of recent occasions, a real killing floor that has been all yet forgotten -- previously. Drawing on interviews with Peleliu veterans, invoice Sloan's gripping narrative seamlessly weaves jointly the reviews of the lads who have been there, generating a shiny and unflinching tableau of the twenty-four-hour-a-day nightmare of Peleliu.

Emotionally relocating and gripping in its depictions of strive against, Brotherhood of Heroes rescues the Corps's bloodiest conflict from obscurity and does honor to the Marines who fought it.

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Powered by a massive 2300 hp Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp R-2800 radial engine, Alexander Karrveli's design had an empty weight of 10,000 lbs - almost twice that of a loaded Spitfire - and although christened Thunderbolt, on entering service with the USAAF it was nicknamed 'Juggernaut', or 'Jug' for short. The P-47 began operations with the USAAF on long-range bomber escort missions in the spring of 1943, and fitted with external tanks, it would eventually fly deep inro Germany. The new US fighter had naturally attracted the attention of the RAF, but its initial deficiencies and the adequate provision of other types led ro a lapse in interest.

Enemy aircraft crash-landed and pilot seen to leave it in a position one mile north of river and eight miles southeast of Sisak. ' There was another success on the 21st during another sweep when four of them came across a Croatian Fi 167 reconnaissance bomber flying to the southwest of Binj. It duly crashed and burst into flames after being attacked by all four Mustang IIIs. One of the pilots involved was Lt Ron Rorvik (in FB303), who thus claimed his fourth success. Sadly, he crashed in bad weather at the end of the month and was killed.

WO Wright of No 30 Sqn, who had taken off late, then arrived and closed on three aircraft he thought were Thunderbolts. It was only when he was much closer to them that he spotted their unusual camouflage and blood red roundels! Wright fired on one, and as another closed on his tail he beat a discretionary retreat into nearby cloud! The Insein railway workshops were the target for a large formation of Liberators the next day, their escort including the Thunderbolts of Nos 30 and 135 Sqns. After the 'heavies' had bombed, the formation was attacked by a mix of Ki-43 'Oscars' and Ki-44 'Tojo' fighters.

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