Navy Leatherneck
The Leatherneck is the standard Marine magazine, but beginning in July 1944 the Leatherneck - Pacific Edition was created for the Marines stationed in the Pacific. The Leatherneck became the Stateside edition and the Leatherneck - Pacific Edition became the Overseas edition. Neither was available in the others territory. Format approximately 8-1/2 x 11 inches 1940 - November 1943 and 10 x 13 inches December 1943 - 1945

The Leatherneck 1940 01
The Leatherneck 1940 01
Inside Articles: ....... Triumphal Arch by Belton ..... Paris-Metz Road by Havelock D. Nelson ..... Anti-Aircraft Defense by P. A. Fitzgerald ..... With Admiral Byrd ..... To 6,000 New Marines by J. J. Rogers ..... Sports by Belton ..... The Stamp Corner by Inglee ..... Promotion Rosters ..... The Gazette ..... Spot Shots from the Official Records ..... Entry Blank and Rules for Leatherneck Trophy Match

The Leatherneck 1940 02
The Leatherneck 1940 02
Inside Articles: ....... Millers Marines by James N. Wright ..... The Force Goes South by 1st Sgt. William Halsey ..... Lucy-Le-Bocage by Havelock D. Nelson ..... New Parris Island by H. D. Byers ..... The Stamp Corner by Ingles ..... Sports by Belton ..... Mutt Marine by Hoff ..... Gyngles of a Gyrene ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... The Gazette ..... Seniority Lists

The Leatherneck 1940 03
The Leatherneck 1940 03
Inside Articles: ....... Promotion Lists Platoon Sergeants ..... Promotion Lists Staff Sergeants ( Mess ) ..... Lighter Than Air Craft by Corp. S. M. Wolczak ..... First Contact Belleau Woods by Havelock D. Nelson ..... Traditions by Capt. A. R. Pefley ..... Marine Corps Education by 1st Sgt. C. G. Clark ..... Bremertons Record ..... Sports by Belton ..... Tentative Officer Assignments ..... Gyngles of a Gyrene ..... The Stamp Corner by Ingles ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1940 04
The Leatherneck 1940 04
Inside Articles: ....... Soissons by Havelock D. Nelson ..... The State Department by Thurston A. Willis ..... The Force Comes Home by 1st Sgt. William Halsey ..... A Boot's-eye View of Maneuvers by PVT. P. F. Furey ..... Condemned to the Wheel by Fred Belton ..... On the Art of Hand to Hand James N. Wright ..... Marine Corps Stations ..... The United States Marine Band ..... Sports by Belton ..... Circular Letters ..... The Stamp Corner by Inglee ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1940 05
The Leatherneck 1940 05
Cover: This month is dedicated to the Navy Medical Corpsmen who have seen service with the Marine Corps. Unheralded and for the most part, unsung, they are always on hand when the trouble starts and where the smoke is thickest. Their casualties in Marine Corps battles have always equalled and sometimes surpassed, in proportion to their numbers, those of the Marines engaged. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Riot Call by James N. Wright ..... Gunny by Corp. John J. Logan ..... We Go In by Havelock D. Nelson ..... Merchant Marine by Thurston Willis ..... The Commercial Pilot ..... Special Schools, USMC ..... Sports by Belton ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... File Section ..... Gyngles of a Gyrene ..... The Stamp Corner by Inglee ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1940 06
The Leatherneck 1940 06
Cover: This month is dedicated to China Stations. The original photo is taken from a Christmas card from the post at Peiping, to whom we extend our thanks for its use. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Leatherneck Trophy Results ..... San Diego Sea School by 1st Sgt. Robert W. Thompson, JR. ..... The French Foreign Legion by Col. Frank E. Evans ..... In Action by Havelock D. Nelson ..... Center House ..... Duffy by Corp. Leonard H. Wheeler ..... Sports By Belton ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... Gyngles of a Gyrene ..... File Section ..... The Stamp Corner by Inglee ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1940 07
The Leatherneck 1940 07
Cover: This month was taken from the Army maneuvers, and shows the difference in landing methods as compared to our cover of March, 1940. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Under Fire by Havelock D. Nelson ..... The New German Army by Lt. Col. Andrew T. McAnsh ..... The French Foreign Legion by Col. Frank E. Evans, USMC ..... Aerial Photography by Major W. C. Lemly, USMC ..... Sports by Belton ..... File Section ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... Gyngles of a Gyrene ..... The Stamp Corner by Inglee ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1940 08
The Leatherneck 1940 08
Cover: This month was drawn by Artist Donald J. White, Marine Corps Reserve, of Providence, R. I. It depicts the air arm of the Corps, with the planes coming to their home, the large airplane carrier. ....... Inside Articles: ....... St. Mihiel by Havelock D. Nelson ..... Radio School by John R. Luck ..... Training of a Match Team by Merritt A. Edson ..... Devotion by Fred Belton ..... The Thirteenth Battalion, USMCR by Capt. Owen Jensen, USMCR ..... Sports by Belton ..... Stamp Corner by Inglee ..... Skimmed From the Scuttlebutt ..... Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC by Frederick A. Smith ..... File Section ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1940 09
The Leatherneck 1940 09
Cover: This month shows one of the newest weapons of the Marine Corps, the anti-aircraft gun of the Defense Battalion, with its attendant crew. The photo is through the courtesy of Mr. Kosiner, of Beaufort, S. C., to whom The Leatherneck is grateful for many fine pictures in the past. ....... Inside Articles: ....... The Motor Convoy by Major H. C. Waterman ..... The Bureau of Customs by Thurston A. Willis ..... Prelude to Brunete by Captain Vincent Usera and Lt. H. S. Mazet ..... Strafed by Havelock D. Nelson ..... The American Red Cross ..... Scope of Examinations for Marine Gunner and Chief Marine Gunner ..... Rifle Marksmanship ..... Sports by Belton ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... File Section ..... Clerical School Graduates ..... The Stamp Corner by Inglee ..... The Gazette ..... At Ease by Des Voignes ..... Leatherneck Traditions

The Leatherneck 1940 11
The Leatherneck 1940 11
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The Leatherneck 1940 12
The Leatherneck 1940 12
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The Leatherneck 1941 01
The Leatherneck 1941 01
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The Leatherneck 1941 02
The Leatherneck 1941 02
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The Leatherneck 1941 03
The Leatherneck 1941 03
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The Leatherneck 1941 04
The Leatherneck 1941 04
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The Leatherneck 1941 05
The Leatherneck 1941 05
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The Leatherneck 1941 06
The Leatherneck 1941 06
Cover: This month was drawn by our Staff Artist, Corporal Hughes R. Michael, and shows the latest type fighter plane now being delivered to the Marine Corps. It is a Grumman, single-seater pursuit, and has been employed with great success by the British. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Air Operations of the Spanish Civil War ..... Results of "The Leatherneck" Trophy Match ..... International Rifle Matches by 1st Lt. Edwin L. Hamilton, USMC ..... A Pair of Boots by Mrs. John R. Lynch ..... Sub-Caliber Mount for 37-mm Gun by Lt. James R. Roane, USA ..... Sports by Bogart ..... Book Reviews ..... Marine Corps Institute Page ..... The File Section ..... At Ease by Des Voignes ..... Gyngies of a Gyrene ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... The Stamp Page by Inglee ..... The Leatherneck Girl by Michael ..... In The News ..... The Gazette ..... The Contributor's Page ..... Leatherneck Traditions

The Leatherneck 1941 07
The Leatherneck 1941 07
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The Leatherneck 1941 08
The Leatherneck 1941 08
Cover: This month shows an automatic rifleman moving up during a gas attack. We are indebted to the United States Army Signal Corps for this fine action photo. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Black Bandits of Haiti by Edward Bimberg, JR. ..... The Battle of Britain ( An Air Ministry Account ) ..... Quallah Battoo by James N. Wright ..... Newly Commissioned Officers ..... German Armored Corps ..... Sound Off ..... Sgt. Major Charles McCarthy by Sgt. Thomas Wigton ..... Sports ..... The File Section ..... The Stamp Page by Inglee ..... The Marine Corps Institute Page ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... The Contributor's Page ..... Book Reviews ..... Gyngles of a Gyrene ..... The Gazette Section ..... In the News ..... Leatherneck Traditions

The Leatherneck 1941 09
The Leatherneck 1941 09
Cover: We are indebted to the Post Photo Shop for the excellent photo of the Center Arch of the Arcade leading to the parade ground at the Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California. To the Marines who have done duty at the MCB, this gate is a landmark ....... Inside Articles: ....... Invasion of England by Major W. S. Nye, USA. ..... San Diego by James N. Wright ..... Making Marine Officers by Walter W. Hitesman, JR., 2nd LT., USMCR. ..... San Diego Sports ..... Platoon Sergeants' Promotion List. ..... Sports ..... Marine Corps institute "Blitz" Courses ..... Book Reviews ..... The Stamp Corner by Charles W. Inglee .... Gyngles of a Gyrene ..... Sound Off ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1941 10
The Leatherneck 1941 10
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The Leatherneck 1941 11
The Leatherneck 1941 11
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The Leatherneck 1941 12
The Leatherneck 1941 12
Inside Articles: ....... Ferry Pilot ..... The Alligator by Lloyd Bogart ..... Under the Red Star by Garrett Underhill ..... Soldiers of the Sea . . . and Air ..... Louisiana Blitzkrieg ..... The New Pay Bill ..... General Officers Selected ..... Defense Blood ..... The Leatherneck Sports Page ..... Bogart's Bantering ..... West Coast ..... File Section ..... Sea Going ..... Here and There ..... Detachments ..... Sound Off ..... From the Editor's Desk ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt ..... Marine Corps Institute Page ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1942 02
The Leatherneck 1942 02
Vol. XXV No. 2 ....... Inside Articles: ....... Saga of Wake Island by H. I. Phillips ..... War - America's Task ..... Remember Pearl Harbor ..... Bomber Command ..... The Monthly Gist of the News ..... Leatherneck Traditions ..... Detachments ..... The Gazette ..... From the Editor's Desk

The Leatherneck 1942 03
The Leatherneck 1942 03
Vol. XXV No. 3 ....... Cover: Perched topside is a Grumman fighter, one of the most rugged ships ever to see service in the Corps. Although outmoded and superseded by the Grumman "Wildcat," this ship is still in service in certain detachments and has long been associated with the Corps. The insignia at the bottom of the cover are left, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron (VMSB) 231; center, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 111; right, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 211, organized January 1, 1937. This squadron was at Wake Island and saw action against the Japs. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Marine Casualty List ( Wake Island, Guam, Peiping and Shanghai ) ..... America's Striking Power by F. O. Cooke ..... Bomber Command ..... Pacific Battle Stations ..... Behind the Guns ..... Identifying Jap Planes ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Detachments ..... Across the Editor's Desk ..... Gazette

The Leatherneck 1942 04
The Leatherneck 1942 04
Vol. XXV No. 4 ....... Cover: We are indebted to "Life Magazine" for this excellent picture of a naval air gunner. The rugged determination of this sharpshooter, his .30 cal. machine gun trained on target, symbolizes the aggressive spirit of our Corps. ....... Inside Articles: ....... The Johnson Aufo-Rifie by C. T. Haven ..... Marine Corps Pack ..... Bomber Command ..... Identifying Jap Planes ..... Air-borne Attack ..... Soldiers Dress Up ..... Detachments ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Marine Corps Institute News ..... Across the Editor's Desk ..... The Gazette ..... Skimmed from the Scuttlebutt

The Leatherneck 1942 05
The Leatherneck 1942 05
Vol. XXV No. 5 ....... Cover: Typical Fighting Men turned out by the Marine Corps Recruit Depots are the boys on this month's cover. They're boots but they look like "pros." ....... Inside Articles: ....... Boot Camp by Frank Tolbert ..... The Commandos! ..... Pacific Convoy ..... There Is Only One Mistake: To Do Nothing by Charles Kettering ..... GIST of the month's news by F. 0. Cooke ..... Detachments ..... Marine Corps Institute News ..... The Gazette ..... From the Editor's Desk ..... Change of Address Coupon

The Leatherneck 1942 06
The Leatherneck 1942 06
Vol. XXV No. 6 ....... Cover: Marine Stands Guard on bow of the "Boise." light cruiser of the Brooklyn class. Light cruisers have shown unusual ability to take punishment in this war. Example: the "Marblehead," which returned home after being "bombed to hell." - Picture from LIFE ....... Inside Articles: ....... Leatherneck Identification of Uniforms - Rank - Insignia ..... The Machine Gun by Life Magazine ..... Chinese Army by Frank Tolbert ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Detachments ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1942 07
The Leatherneck 1942 07
Vol. XXV No. 7 ....... Cover: Marines in the Tropics are seeing the most action these days. On the cover is the fighting face of one of our Corps jungle fighting men. He's young but tough and determined. Photo courtesy "Life" Magazine. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Leatherneck Identification of Uniforms - Rank - Insignia ..... Rubber Hits the Surf ..... Pilots! Man Your Planes by James N. Wright ..... Abandon Ship ..... Hit and Hold by Frank Tolbert ..... From the Gates of Hell by Gerald Averill ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Leatherneck Sports Page ..... Detachments ..... Marine Corps Institute Page ..... The Gazette

The Leatherneck 1942 08
The Leatherneck 1942 08
Vol. XXV No. 8 ....... Cover: The Marines are fighting a lot on the beaches in the War of the Pacific. Here one of the Corps' fighting men stands guard on shore of tropical outpost. ....... Inside Articles: ....... O'Bannon in Libya by F. O. Cooke .... Some Fresh Worries for the Axis ..... Planes of the Future ..... Reckless Mountain Boys ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Indians Raise Dust ..... Soaring Marines ..... What Good Are Battleships? ..... At Ease ..... Sick Indian ..... Leatherneck Sports ..... New Pay and Dependency Bills ..... The Leatherneck Interviews ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Detachments ..... The Gazette ..... Dis-Missed

The Leatherneck 1942 09
The Leatherneck 1942 09
Vol. XXV No. 9 ....... Cover: The Marine Corps has lots of new duties in World War II. Here a husky crew of Marines raises one of the big bags in the Balloon Barrage School at Parris Island. ....... Inside Articles: ....... At Ease ..... By Sub from Corregidor ..... Action in Alaska ..... Alaskan Oddities ..... The Weatherman Goes to War ..... Marinettes Report for Duty ..... Dope on the Reising ..... The Unconquered People ..... Palooka Speaks to the Marines ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Marines, Russians vs. Boxers ..... Detachments ..... The Gazette ..... The Leatherneck Interviews ..... Dis-Missed

The Leatherneck 1942 10
The Leatherneck 1942 10
Vol. XXV No. 10 ....... Cover: Exercise Under Arms: Marines keep their rifles, even when going through calisthenics. The cover picture shows a group of Parris Island recruits in regular muscle-hardening exercise. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Leatherneck Personalities ..... At Ease ..... The Detail to Plum Island ..... Solomons Spearhead! by F. O. Cooke ..... Solomons Sidelights..... First Marines in Pacific ..... Last U. S. Passenger Ship Out of Orient ..... Fighter Planes Under Fire ..... Mermaids at Bay ..... Pay Day Over There ..... The Defilade or Mask Indicator by Oscar F. Graff ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... That Quartet I Can't Forget by Bryan J. Barnett ..... The Ballad of Jerry McGee by Alfred I. Tooke ..... The Leatherneck Interviews ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Detachments ..... The Gazette ..... Dis-Missed

The Leatherneck 1942 11
The Leatherneck 1942 11
Vol. XXV No. 11 ....... Cover: In tune with modern warfare, the Marine Corps has made vast strides in the use of gliders. Shown on the cover are three stern-faced, officer-pilots of the Marine gliders, ready for a flight. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Leatherneck Traditions ..... At Ease ..... Home Cookin' in Africa ..... Carry On! ..... New River: An On-the-Spot Story by Frank X. Tolbert ..... New River Sidelights ..... Peewee Met the Marines by Martin Fyffe ..... Pacific Pastimes ..... The Dogs of War ..... It All Counts on 30 ..... The First Recruit by Frank X. Tolbert ..... M. B.-'53 ..... Germany's Wehrmacht by M. J. Smith ..... Cannibal Clearing ..... Private, and Proud of It! by Leo B. Pambrun ..... Zoot Suitors by Ray Parrott ..... Prisoner Treatment ..... Scuttlebutt Splashes ..... Combat Correspondents Column ..... Chennault: Quarter Century of Battling ..... Editorial: Wake Up America! ..... Some Nazi Shootin' Irons by R. N. Hart ..... Anniversary Section ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Street Fighting by Bert Levy ( Infantry Journal ) ..... Detachments ..... Advertisers' Index ..... Dis-Missed! ..... A Special 32-page "News Quiz Supplement"

The Leatherneck 1942 12
The Leatherneck 1942 12
Vol. XXV No. 12 ....... Cover: Marine Corps cameraman photographs sea action from the deck of a battleship. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Leatherneck Traditions ..... At Ease! ..... The Hours You Can't Have ..... Carry On! ..... Solomons Battle Back ..... Blood and Wheat ..... It All Counts on 30 ..... Parley-voo Japanese? ..... How to Identify a Dogface ..... Special Cargo ..... Fightin' and Writin' Marines ..... Sports ..... Marines With Wings ..... Interviews ..... How to Field Strip a Weapon ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Book Review ..... The Leatherneck News Quiz ..... Scuttlebutt Splashes ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Detachments ..... Dis-Missed!

The Leatherneck 1943 01
The Leatherneck 1943 01
Vol. XXVI No. 1 ....... Cover: Artwork by Joseph Hirsch ....... Inside Articles: ....... Leatherneck Traditions by DeGrasse ..... Carry On! ..... Gyrene Cyngles .... Assault! by Robert D. Barton ..... San Diego by Jack Pepper ..... By Your Leave, Sir by DeGrasse ..... The Southpaw by Frank X. Tolbert ..... Interviews: Marine Combat Engineer ..... Escape From Shanghai ( Fourth Marines Leave China Just Before War ) by Owen Ernest Jensen ..... They Also Fight ..... Meet Yamashita by Larry Hays ..... Scuttlebutt Splashes ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Detachments ..... Dis-Missed!

The Leatherneck 1943 02
The Leatherneck 1943 02
Detailed updates coming

The Leatherneck 1943 03
The Leatherneck 1943 03
Vol. XXVI No. 3 ....... Inside Articles: ....... Heroes Front and Center by DeGrasse ..... Surprise Party ..... Carry On ..... Scuttlebutt Splashes ..... Private Gizmo by Fred Rhoads ..... Forget the Rule Book ..... Master of the Bayonet ( Col. Biddle ) by Robert H. Myers ..... The Life of General DeGrassiano ..... War Is Not Opera by Maurice J. Smith ..... The Boy's Ambidextrous by John DeGrasse ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Death in the Voodoo Cavern F. R. Crumbie, Jr. ..... High-Heeled Boots by DeGrasse..... Americans Inspect Royal Marines ..... Solomons Resume ..... Vandergrift of the Solomons ..... Our Honored Dead ( Colonel Carlson ) ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... Rifle Gremlins ..... Sports by Robert H. Myers ..... Detachments ..... Dis- missed

The Leatherneck 1943 05
The Leatherneck 1943 05
Vol. XXVI No. 5 ....... Cover: Paramarines are pictured landing bright-colored cargo chutes at Camp Lejeune, New River. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Under New Management by DeGrasse (cartoon) ..... Desert Victory (pictorial) ..... Carry On (letters) ..... Straight Dope (humor) ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Fred Rhoads (cartoon) ..... Onslow Beach (sketches) ..... Devil Dog School by Frank X. Tolbert (article) ..... Interviews (Girl Marine) ..... Ship's Bells by M. J. Smith (article) ..... Death to the Invaders by F. R. Crumbie, Jr. (semi-fiction) ..... Memoirs of P. I. (cartoon) ..... Weapons Quiz (pictorial) ..... Navy Corpsmen by M. F. Irwin (article) ..... Strictly G-2 by DeGrasse (cartoon) ..... Marine Hymn (new piano arrangement) by Luis Guzman ..... The Old Sand Cure (humor) by Fred Rhoads ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... About the "Honor Men" ( article on Colonel John Groff ) .....Short Shorts on Marines ..... Citations ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Detachments ..... Scuttlebutt Splashes ..... Casualties List March 1, 1943 to April 1, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Dis-missed !

The Leatherneck 1943 06
The Leatherneck 1943 06
Vol. XXVI No. 6 ....... Cover: ....... Inside Articles: ....... Straight Dope ..... Carry On (letters) ..... Men in the Corps (sketches) ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes (cartoon) ..... Water Buffaloes by Frank X. Tolbert (article) ..... "To Right the Wrong" by Corporal Jack H. Shettleworth (poem) ..... Iron Clad Killers (pictorial) ..... Joe Foss, No. 1 Ace by Robert H. Myers (article) ..... Will We Bomb Tokyo? (pictorial) ..... My Day by Adolf Schickelgruber (humorous) ..... Too Perfect by Ben Goldberg (short story) ..... The Unbreakable Crystal (article) ..... Old Young Men (article) ..... Dig In by Rhodes (cartoon) ..... The Fading Yankees (sports) ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... At Ease ..... Detachments ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Short Shorts on Marines ..... Marine Casualty List April 1, 1943 to May 1, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Dis-missed

The Leatherneck 1943 07
The Leatherneck 1943 07
Vol. XXVI No. 7 ....... Cover: Thanks are due Walt Disney for the cover this month. It is the insignia of the First Airdrome Battalion, Fleet Marine Training Center, New River, N. C. ....... Inside Articles: ....... The Straight Dope (humor) ..... Carry On! (letters) ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes (cartoon) ..... Schools for Killers (pictorial) ..... Beach Assault (pictorial) ..... Blackface Raid (pictorial) ..... Cow Country Marines by Frank X. Tolbert (article) ..... They Took Thirty Marines by F. O. Cooke (article) ..... Marine Insignia by Disney (drawings) ..... Girl Marines (pictorial) ..... Sports ..... GIST of the Month's News ..... At Ease! (entertainment) ..... Short Shorts ..... Interviews ..... Gyrene Gyngles (poems) ..... Detachments ..... Casualties List May 1, 1943 to June 1, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Dis-Missed!

The Leatherneck 1943 08
The Leatherneck 1943 08
Vol. XXVI No. 8 ....... Cover: Master Gunnery Sergeant Lou Diamond, the Corps' most famous mortar expert, is subject of this month's cover. Sergeant Pat Denman of 'The Leatherneck' staff drew portrait in water colors. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Straight Dope (humor) ..... Carry On (letters) ..... Marines Land Again (article) ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes (cartoon) ..... Diamond in the Rough by Frank X. Tolbert (article) ..... Plane Overboard! (pictorial) ..... Padre of the Para marines - Father Joseph P. Mannion by Louis J. Maloof (article) ..... Armor Can Save Lives (pictorial) ..... Marine Personalities - Brigadier General Clifton B. Cates and Sergeant Major Albert P. Maltz by Denman(sketches) ..... Here and There (pictorial) ..... Guadalcanal Tourist Bureau by N. D. Naylor (humor) ..... The Marine Who Hated to Get Up by Frank X. Tolbert (fiction) ..... Occupation of Russell Isles (pictorial) ..... The Pin-up Boys Present - Miss Ann Rutherford (pictorial) ..... At Ease by Robert H. Myers (entertainments) ..... His Majesty's Jollies - The Story of the British Royal Marines by Maurice J. Smith (article) ..... Gyrene Gyngles (poetry) ..... We, the Marines (pictorial) ..... Marines "Down Under" by Fred Feldkamp (article) ..... Fire Control by James S. Williams (article) ..... London Detail (article) ..... Marines in the News - John Basilone (pictorial) ..... Sports ..... Short Shorts on Marines ..... Detachments ..... Casualties List June 1, 1943 to July 1, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Dis-Missed!

The Leatherneck 1943 09
The Leatherneck 1943 09
Vol. XXVI No. 9 ....... Cover: The air brush drawing of the Navy and Marine Corps' new fighter, the Vought-Sikorsky Corsair, was made by Sergeant John C. DeGrasse of The Leatherneck staff. The Corsair, although designed for carrier operations, compares favorably with land-based fighters of any nation. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Straight Dope (humor) ..... Carry On (letters) ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Fred Rhoads (cartoon) ..... Will You Be Afraid in Combat? by John Henry Cutler (article) ..... Boot Camp for Women by Robert H. Myers (article) ..... The Senior Private Gets Fouled Up by Frank X. Tolbert (fiction) ..... The New Bayonet by Robert N. Hart (article) ..... They Keep 'Em Flying (article) ..... Britain's Parachuting Nurses (pictorial) ..... Blasting the Nazi Wolf Packs (pictorial) ..... The Pin-Up Boys Present - Miss Maureen O'Hara (pictorial) ..... At Ease (entertainment) ..... The Corsair (article) ..... We, the Marines - Master Gunnery Sergeant Henry Fred Wolfgang, Master Gunnery Sergeant Michael T. Finn, Lieutenant Colonel John Albert Bemis and Sergeant Jack N. Strunk (pictorial) ..... Maneuvers in Puerto Rico by Douglas W. Polivka (article) ..... The Roving Camera (pictorial) ..... Citations ..... Marines' Ace Cameraman ( Major Arthur Menken ) by Robert N. Hart (article) ..... Casualties List July 1, 1943 to August 1, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... The Whistling Marine by Allan W. Colt MacDonald (fiction) ..... Heroes vs. Zeros (article) ..... Sports ..... Detachments ..... Dis-Missed

The Leatherneck 1943 10
The Leatherneck 1943 10
Vol. XXVI No. 10 ....... Cover: Marines are noted for their ability to make themselves at home no matter where they land, be it Timbuctoo, Schenectady or, in this instance, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Gyrene on the cover is a member of a bagpipe band organized soon after his outfit reached picturesque Londonderry. Needless to say, the band was an instant hit. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Straight Dope (humor) ..... Sound Off (letters) ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes (cartoon) ..... Machine-Guns in the Solomons by Ralph P. Kennedy, Jr. (article) ..... Scout and Sniper School by Frank X. Tolbert (article) ..... Swiss Family Marines (pictorial) ..... Girl Marines Roll Up Their Sleeves by Robert H. Myers (article) ..... The Seabees by Robert N. Hart (article) ..... Some Other Marines - Lieutenant Colonel Richard F. Cornwall, Kapitein Der Mariniers Leedndert Langeveld and Kapitein Der Mariniers E. J. Lewe Van Adward (article) ..... Battle for Rendova (pictorial) ..... So You're Going to the Tropics by Hal Bergman (article) ..... Lesson in Rhyme (pictorial poem) ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Miss Lana Turner ..... At Ease (entertainment) ..... We, the Marines - Gunnery Sergeant George M. Miller and Platoon Sergeant Ray P. Domingue (pictorial) ..... Marines Prefer These Christmas Presents (pictorial) ..... Short Shorts on Marines ..... Gyrene Gyngles (poetry) ..... Seven Seas Marine by Joe Morang (article) ..... Casualties August 1, 1943 to September 1, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Forty-Six Came Back by Milburn McCarty, Jr. (article) ..... The Sergeant's Slip Is Showing (fiction) ..... Detachments ..... Dis-Missed!

The Leatherneck 1943 11
The Leatherneck 1943 11
Vol. XXVI No. 11 ....... Cover: November is the anniversary month of the Marine Corps, which was established November 10, 1775. In keeping with the season, our cover symbolizes some of the milestones in our march, the goal we expect to reach in the future, and the milestones we already have passed. This cover is the work of Staff Artist Sergeant John DeGrasse. ....... Inside Articles: ....... Straight Dope (humor) ..... Sound Off (letters) ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Fred Rhoads (cartoon) ..... The 168th Year by Hal Bergman (review) ..... Censored and How! by Robert H. Denley (fiction) ..... First Aerial Innings by I. R. McVay (article) ..... Italy's Surrender (article) ..... Machine Guns in the Solomons By Ralph P. Kennedy, Jr. (article) ..... Semper Paratus by Robert H. Myers (article) ..... Guadalcanal Sketches by Corp. William J. Gunn (art) ..... Pin-Up Girl (pictorial) ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Miss Martha O'Driscoll ..... At Ease by Robert H. Myers (entertainment) ..... If Captured by Maurice J. Smith (article) ..... Gyrene Gyngles (verse) ..... We, the Marines (art) ..... Preacher's Kid by Frank X. Tolbert (article) ..... Your Job as Marine Officer by Lieutenant General Thomas A. Holcomb (article) ..... Marine Aces (pictorial) ..... Short Shorts on Marines ..... Marine Hits the Silk (Parachute training pictorial) ..... Citations ..... Sports ..... Enogai Raiders (pictorial) ..... Mail Females (pictorial) ..... Casualties List September 1, 1943 to September 20, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Detachments ..... Dis-Missed

The Leatherneck 1943 12
The Leatherneck 1943 12
Vol. XXVII No. 1 ....... Cover: Out in the Islands, be it December or June, a poker game, with cigars and cigarettes for stakes, may go on whenever there is a lull in battle. Staff Artist PFC Harold Koskinen has captured the spirit of an afternoon draw session, somewhere in the South Pacific, for this month's cover. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... War Art by Noel Sickles ..... The Straight Dope ..... The Raiders ( Lt. Col. Evans Fordyce Carlson ) by Frank X. Tolbert ..... Football and War by Bernie Bierman ..... Sea School U.S.M.C. ..... West Coast School ..... The Leatherneck Goes on a 10 Day Furlough ..... A Marine Never Dies by Arthur J. Burks ..... A Christmas Thought 1943 by Capt. R. D. Workman, Chief of Chaplains ..... Tyrone Power, Marine by Robert H. Myers ..... Gentleman From New Georgia ( Major Phillip C. Ferguson ) by Frank X. Tolbert ..... "Scared" Gunner ( Dennis Earl Byrd ) ..... G.I. -D.I.'s by Norman Kuhne ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Betty Grable ..... At Ease: What Makes a Pin-Up Girl? ..... Chowhound by Hal Bergman ..... "Creamed Rabbit" by Tom Davis ..... Question Box ..... How's Your IQ ..... We the Marines ..... Guadal Today ..... "Welcome, Boots" ( Platoon Sergeant Grover C. Crump and Platoon Sergeant Lee D. Bolander ) ..... GIST of the News ..... The Women Marines ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... They Couldn't Kill Wilsie ( Pvt. Wilsie W. Nickeson ) ..... Assignment in New Georgia ( Sgt. Waus Teague ) ..... Marines Tell Their Story ( Jim Hall - He came back to life ) ..... Your Field Lesson - wact your ammunition by Captain Melvin M. Johnson ..... Citations ..... Casualties List September 15, 1943 to October 15, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... The Depot Quartermaster at Philadelphia ( Col. M. C. Gregory ) ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Lt. Col. Bernard W. Bierman, Sgt. Robert H. Myers and TSgt. Frank X. Tolbert )

The Leatherneck 1944 01
The Leatherneck 1944 01
Vol. XXVII No. 2 ....... Cover: This month's cover is a portrait of the Commandant, Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb, painted by Lieutenant Commander McClelland Barclay, USNR, who is reported missing in action. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... An Artist Looks at a Marine Barracks by Staff Artist John DeGrasse ..... The Straight Dope ..... A Visit With The Commandant ( Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb ) ..... The Americas Back the Attack by Nelson A. Rockefeller ..... V-12 Program ..... "The first wave" Engineers ( Combat Engineers ) ..... NATTC - Ward Island ( Naval Air Technical Training Center ) ..... Field Telephone by John Conner ..... The Marine "King" ( Gunnery Sergeant Faustin E. Wirkus ) - of La Gonave by Robert H. Myers ..... Jinx ( Marine Raider Thomas Francis "Jinx" Powers ) - A Singing Raider Haunts Tojo's Snipers by Frank X. Tolbert ..... The Marine Band ..... One-Man Raider ( First of Gunny Tarr series ) by Arthur J. Burks ..... Three for Victory ( Medicos ) by Tom Davis ..... New Year Message From The Commandant ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Dolores Moran ..... At Ease: Review of the Year ..... Question Box ..... How's Your IQ ..... We the Marines ..... How to fire the mortar ..... Women Marines ..... GIST of the News ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... The Marines' Task by Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb ..... Sgt. Mitchell Paige : He Held the Line by Artist PFC Harold Koskinen ..... Citations ..... Casualties List October 15, 1943 to November 15, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Depot of Supplies - Department of the Pacific, San Francisco ..... How to Fly ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Major Arthur J. Burks, Nelson A. Rockefeller and PFC Frank Drdek )

The Leatherneck 1944 02
The Leatherneck 1944 02
Vol. XXVII No. 3 ....... Cover: Our February cover is a water color of the Commandant, Lieutenant General Alexander Archer Vandegrift. In painting this cover, staff artist PFC Harold Koskinen worked from a photograph of General Vandegrift, taken by a Marine Corps photographer somewhere in the South Pacific. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... Jap Trickery by Artist PFC Harold Koskinen. ..... The Straight Dope ..... Vandegrift the Man by Corp. Norman Kuhne ..... Radio Entertains A Marine Hero ( Corp. Ed Melnitsky ) ..... Busy Hillbilly ( PFC James Stone ) ..... Amphibious Operation - The Story of Tarawa ( Photo Story ) ..... Fighting the Japs on two Fronts by J. Edgar Hoover ( Jap spy ring ) ..... The Gold Miner From Gawgi by TSgt. Frank X. Tolbert ..... Aviation Ground Crews by PFC Bill Murray ..... Malaria - Our Silent Enemy by Pvt. Tom Davis ..... Maestro of Maul ( Boxing Promoter Mike Jacobs ) by SSgt. Robert H. Myers ..... Letter to a Fighting Man ..... A Long Way by Lt. Col. Ruth Cheney Streeter ..... At Ease: ( Bob ) Hope at Dago ..... How's Your IQ ..... We the Marines ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Elaine Shepard ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Men of the Corps ( Master Gunnery Sergeant Edward Bald, Master Gunnery Sergeant James H. Satterfield, Master Gunnery Sergeant Jessie R. Glover and Gunnery Sergeant John W. Thomas ) ..... GIST of the News ..... Women Marines ..... How to field strip the B. A. R. ..... Question Box ..... "Boot" ( Boot Camp ) ..... A Date With Peggy by PFC Sheldon S. Bereny ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Know the Marshall Islands ..... Citations ..... Rhapsody In Greens ( Camp Lejeune Women's Reserve Band ) ..... Pvt. Hurshall W. Hooker : toll, eight Japs by Artist PFC Harold Koskinen ..... Postal Art by Corp Robert J. Donovan ..... Casualties List November 15, 1943 to December 15, 1943 - Dead and Missing ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Cold Care ..... Women Test Pilots ..... Chasing the Jap Fleet ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on PFC Harold Koskinen, PFC Robert Wilton and SSgt. Al. Longo )

The Leatherneck 1944 03
The Leatherneck 1944 03
Vol. XXVII No. 4 ....... Cover: We don't know where staff artist PFC Harold Koskinen got the inspiration for the March cover. When he showed us his rough sketch of a young Marine somewhere in the South pacific sitting in a foxhole and reading Bloody Adventures we liked it. Then when we saw the finished water color we liked it even better. Now that it's on the cover we hope you like it, too. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... An Artist Looks at a Marine NCO Club by Sgt. Pat Denman ..... The Straight Dope ..... Red Mike and his "DO OR DIE" Men ( Colonel Merritt A. Edson and the First Marine Raider Battalion ) by PFC George Doying ..... The War of Words in the Pacific ( Propaganda ) by John E. Fields ..... Case of the Crying Blond by Lt. Edwin Klein ..... Backstage in Hollywood ( Photo Story ) ..... Street Fighter by Frank X. Tolbert ..... PX - Big Business ..... One Marine Views His Post-War World by Sgt. M. L. Foss ..... Three Up Three Down - How the Marine Corps makes first sergeants from picked personnel at coeducational school in Philadelphia ..... Marine Artists Depict War's Grimness ..... Japanese Bayonet Technique ..... Question Box ..... "Iron Kelly" Practical Uses for the M-1 Helmet ..... Leatherneck Color Pin-Up Girl - Alexis Smith ..... At Ease - Broadway Interlude ..... Color Pin-Up - Gene Tierney ..... We the Marines ..... Lt. Col. Cram - Torpedoes Japanese Ship From PBY ( Artwork by Koskinen ) ..... Trapshoot at Tientsin ( Capt. James Early Snow ) ..... South Seas Fishing Marine Style ..... How's Your IQ ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... The Women Marines ..... A Marine at Oxford ( SSgt. Harry R. Gasker ) ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Know the Caroline Islands ..... GIST of the News ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Lion and Eagle Club ( Londonderry ) ..... Team Bayonet Fighting ..... Hero of the Hurlers - Captain Theodore Lyons by SSgt. Robert H. Myers ..... Tayal Terror by Maj. Arthur J. Burks ..... A Day With Marine Bombers ..... How to field strip the Carbine ..... Men of the Corps ( Gunnery Sgt. Robert Jennigan, Gunnery Sgt. Albert French, Richard Shaker and Gunnery Sgt. Eugene Stevenson ) ..... What Marines should know about Income Tax ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Sgt. Fred Rhodes, PFC George E. Doying, Jr. and Sgt. John Jolokai )

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The Leatherneck 1944 04
Vol. XXVII No. 5 ....... Cover: One of the things that we are fighting for is freedom of worship and appropriately enough, Leatherneck staff artist, Sergeant James P. (Pat) Denman suggested a Marine in the South Pacific kneeling before an altar on Easter morn for this month's cover. Pat's cover is a tempera and oil painting done from photographs taken in combat areas. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... Chow on the Loaded table by Fred Lasswell ..... The Straight Dope ..... Question Box ..... " Mr. Deeds" Goes to War - With a Pair of Pistol Packin' Mamas by Gary Cooper As told to TSgt. Robert H. Myers ..... Postwar - Should I get a Job or go to School? ..... They Made It - Could You? Save Your Life by Learning How to Swim Combat Style ..... The Fighting Belly Robbers ( Marine Cooks take out Snipers ) ..... See the Chaplin ..... The Senior Private Uses his head by TSgt. Frank X. Tolbert ..... The Flag by Sgt. Peter Pavone, Jr. ..... The Talent Probers ( Classification Men ) ..... How we captured Cape Torokina by Sgt. Frank Devine ..... Fightin' - Writin' Marine ( Colonel John W. Thomason, Jr ) by TSgt. Frank X. Tolbert ..... Tarawa Honor Roll ( Official casualty List as of February 21, 1944 ) ..... Blockades on the Road to Tokyo - How the Japs Fortify Their Coral Atoll Outposts ..... How's Your IQ ..... Leatherneck Color Pin-Up Girl - Janet Blair ..... A Visit to Hollywood Stadium ..... Leatherneck Color Pin-Up Girl - Rita Hayworth ..... We the Marines ..... Corp. Ralph W. Fordyce : spells nemesis for Japs ( Artwork by Artist Harold Koskinen. ) ..... Foxhole Follies ..... Girls We'd Like to Date by DeGrasse ..... Assembling 'The Pack' ..... The Last Act by Sgt. Harold Helfer ..... How the Sergeant Looks to his Men ..... Luau - a la Marine ..... GIST of the News ..... The Impatient Marine Sgt. Iddo William Ball ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Men of the Corps ( Corp. Thomas Wolff, MTSgt Oscar R. Thomas, 1st Lt. Jack Chevigny and SSgt. Luther Hutchinson ) ..... Long Count on Tanambogo ( PFC George Randy ) ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Cemetery Duel by Sgt. Peter Pavone, Jr. ..... The Marine Who Came Back to Life ( Corp. Reid Carlos Chamberlain ) ..... Nice Duty - If You Can Get It ( 1944 Ice-Capades ) ..... Know the Marianas Islands ..... Life Among The Retreads by Major J. H. Culnan ..... How to Use Your Poncho for a Raft ..... So You Know Your General Orders ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Sgt. James Patrick Denman, Corp. Horatio B. Moore and PFC Louis Lowery )

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The Leatherneck 1944 05
Vol. XXVII No. 6 ....... Cover: One night in January, when working around the office, we took time off to recall boot camp. Staff Artist, Sgt. Harry Koskinen, was reminded of his first inspection at P. I. and roughed out a sketch to show how he felt at the time. We got such a chuckle out of the sketch that we asked him to work it up in water color for our May cover. Does it remind you of anything? ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... An Artist Takes the 6:40 Train to New River, N.C. by Sgt. John DeGrasse ..... The Straight Dope ..... Question Box ..... Fast Freight to Hell ( Marine Combat Air Transport ) by Bill Miller ..... Arms across the Sea ( Lend Lease Weapons ) by Leo T. Crowley ..... Matchless Marines by MTSgt. Diggory Venn ..... The Ear-Banger on Namur ( Corp. Robert Koch ) by MTSgt. Frank X. Tolbert ..... The New Rifle Squad by Corp. Hal Bergman ..... Ratamacue and Flam Paradiddle ( GI Gabriels Learn Their Noisy Trade at PI's Field Music School ) ..... Fan Fare On Funafuti ..... Laboratory of Life and Death ( Marine Corps Equipment Board ) by Sgt. John Conner ..... "D" Day for Dogs ( First Marine Dog Platoon ) by TSgt. Murray Warder ..... Zero Busters ( Aerial Gunnery Photo Story ) ..... "Cover is where you find it" ..... How's Your IQ ..... The Deacon ( PFC Milton A. Dodson ) by MTSgt. Frank X. Tolbert ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Leatherneck Color Pin-Up Girl - Joan Lawrence ..... At Ease : Dinah ( Shore ) is there anyone finer ..... Leatherneck Color Pin-Up Girl - Virginia Cruzon ..... We the Marines ..... Tubby Waites pulls a faint by SSgt. Harold Helfer ..... PFC John M. Gross : Tarawa's hub of communication ( Artwork by Artist Harold Koskinen. ) ..... GIST of the News ..... The Women Marines ..... They work to live ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Invisible Goliath by Maj. Arthur J. Burks ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... How to replace the M-1 Firing Pin ..... Casualties List December 15, 1943 to March 15, 1944 excluding Tarawa ..... Men of the Corps ( TSgt. Adolph A. Rocheleau, GySgt. Robert E. Barrows, QMSgt. H. D. Bartley and SSgt. Lou Yet Ming ) ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Corp Hal Bergman, Sgt. William S. Miller and Corp. Herbert Anthony )

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The Leatherneck 1944 06
Vol. XXVII No. 7 ....... Cover: This cover is the work of Artist Harold Koskinen. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... Sick Bay by Fred Lasswell ..... The Straight Dope ..... Question Box ..... Life on a Bulls Eye ( Puruata Island ) by Capt. Patrick O'Sheel ..... Harvest at Hell's Half Acre - A watermelon swapped for a tractor started vegetable gardening on Pacific isles by Sgt. George E. Doying ..... If Monkeys Eat It - You Can by Sgt. George E. Doying ..... Fighting Pill Rollers ( Navy Corpsman ) by Sgt. I. R. McVay ..... How to Take a Pillbox ..... Hurry Hurry Boys ( Shore Party Detachment, Second Marine Division ) by Corp. Chester Engelman ..... C/O Fleet P. O. San Francisco, Calif. ( South Pacific Mail ) ..... Combat Patrol by Artist PFC James B. Treadway ..... The Leatherneck Speaks by William Rose Benet ..... Mop-Up Beyond Betio by Frank X. Tolbert ..... Family Reunion ( 1st Sgt. Jack Vanderbeck ) ..... A Day with the Wolf Pack ( VMF-112 ) ..... War Paint ( Camouflage ) ..... How's Your IQ ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Lois Collier ..... At Ease : A Marine's Best Friend is his Bazooka ..... The Deacon Deals In Death ( Major William Ewart Fairbairn ) ..... Red Tops the List by SSgt. Ben Price ..... Sgt. Gilbert H. Henze : Radio-Gunner turns Pilot ..... Primary Dope ( Voting ) ..... Men of the Corps ( PFC Frank J. Leach, Corp. Irving Cleveland, 1st Lt. George J. Nowak and GySgt. John P. Sowers ) ..... We the Marines ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... The Fall of Jiro ( Newspaperman in pre-war Tokio ) by Sgt. Hans R. Johansen ..... GIST of the News ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... The Jungle Hammock by SSgt G. A. Waindel ..... Bougainville Water Co. ( Lonnie F. Suder ) ..... Fleas in the hair of the Japs ( "Aerial Hawkshaws" - Piper L-4 ) ..... The Women Marines ..... Casualties List March 15, 1944 to April 15, 1944 - Dead and Missing ..... How to field strip the Thompson Submachine Gun ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Captain Patrick O'Sheel, Corp. Chester Engelman and PFC James B. Treadway )

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The Leatherneck 1944 07
Vol. XXVII No. 8 ....... Cover: This cover is the work of Artist Sgt. Pat Denman. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... Prelude to Invasion - Anticipation of the morrow governs life on a troop transport on the eve of "D Day" ..... How's Your IQ ..... Three Days - Five Miles ( A Victory on New Britain ) by Sgt. Asa Bordages ..... The Pineapple Kid ( Johnny Geddings ) ..... Milk Run To Munda ( VMSB 234 ) by Lt. Jack DeChant ..... Straight on Target ( Lt. Lawson H. Sanderson Father of Dive Bombing ) ..... Attack and Counter-Attack on Hill 660 by Sgts. Samuel Stavisky and Jeremiah O'Leary ..... A Day With the British Royal Marines ..... "Before the Mast" ..... Sky Spies - Marine photo-recon fliers are charting pathways for Allied Thrusts into heart of Japan's empire by Sgt Bill Miller ..... Last Rites ( PFC Eliseo Banda ) ..... Death at Close Quarters - Hand-to-hand combat clinched our victory on Betio when the men of the Second won most of the encounters with the Japanese by Frank X. Tolbert ..... Hot Circuit - Marine Radio and Signalmen ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Joan Barton ..... At Ease - News of the Entertainment World ..... We the Marines edited by Sgt. Hal Bergman ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Timber-r-r-r-r ..... The Straight Dope ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Casualties List April 1, 1944 to May 11, 1944 - Dead and Missing ..... A Bit of Fresh Air by PFC E. Whisenhunt ..... The Bazooka ..... Men of the Corps ( Sgt. Robert C. Sebilian, Sgt. Robert J. Zieger, Sgt George L. Ryals and MTSgt. Samuel Shaffer ) ..... "Uncle Carl" ( Gunnery Sergeant Carl Otto Ostrom ) ..... Amphibious Art ..... The Pogiebait Marine by Capt. Frank Snepp ..... PFC Howard E. Gurney : Unsatisfied with 29 Japs ..... Ship Launching - SOPAC Style ..... Russell Island Round-Up by Sgt. William S. Frank ..... Gunny Saks Mechanizes the Marines ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Sgt. Asa Bordages, James R. Kilpatrick and 1st Lt. Jack DeChant )

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The Leatherneck 1944 08
Vol. XXVII No. 9 ....... Cover: This cover is the work of Artist Harry Koskinen. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Sound Off ..... As SEESE Sees It ( PFC James W. Seese ) ..... Question Box ..... Funafuti - Springboard of the Pacific by Capt. Charles J. Greene ..... How to make Sergeant the Hard Way ( Maurice Ragland ) ..... It's An Army Show ( Marine Sharpshooters on D-Day ) ..... Marines Tell It To The Army ..... A Hitch in Honolulu by Jack A. Gertz ..... Short Belts - Short Range by Sgt. I. R. McVay ..... Combat Gunman by Capt. Ellis M. Trefethen ..... Winning Pitcher..Spillane by Frank X. Tolbert ..... Shipwrecked ( Corp. Carlyle W. Vorachek ) by SSgt. John T. Kirby ..... Fish for Fare by Sgt Norman Kuhne ..... Government Shipment - RUSH ..... Fire Mission - The Work of the Forward Observer by SSgt. James E. Hague ..... Old Man of the Atoll ( Karl Hahn ) ..... Volunteer by Sgt. S. B. Scidmore ..... Bombs and Bombing ..... Marines' Postwar Plans by Sgt. Francis H. Barr ..... How's Your IQ ..... Japanese Justice by Sgt. Nicholas J. Pipino ..... We the Marines edited by Sgt. Hal Bergman ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... The Straight Dope ..... Men of the Corps ( PFC Frank W. Freeman, Sgt. William J. Powell, PFC. Stephen R. Grady and Corp. John J. Murphy Jr. ) ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Diana Lewis ..... At Ease - News of the Entertainment World ..... Pitchfork Penman ( Harry Jackson ) ..... Hollandia by TSgt. Samuel E. Stavisky ..... Hansen Twins: Use 'gator for rolling fort ..... How to treat a Shell Fire Wound ..... Reverie at Reveille ..... Call Him Mac by SSgt. Dick Gordon ..... How to Live in a Jungle -- and Like It ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Casualties List May 12, 1944 to June 15, 1944 - Dead and Missing ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Sgt. John Birch, Sgt. John DeGrasse and Sgt. Pendleton T. Johnson )

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The Leatherneck 1944 09
Vol. XXVII No. 10 ....... Cover: This cover is the work of Artist Harold Koskinen. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... Ye Olde Corps by Fred Lasswell ..... How's Your IQ ..... War On Japan's Door Step - The Battle for Saipan ( Col. Chambers' Raiders by Sgt. George E. Doying ) ..... Crash Crew! ( Photo Story ) ..... The Message Must Go Through by Corp. Harold Helfer ..... Rout of the Enemy ..... Roadbuilders to Tokyo ( Seabees Photo Story ) ..... Bougainville Boogie by SSgt. Alfred E. Lewis ..... Letter from Jerry by Sgt. George Doying ..... The Little ones Count, Too - Majuro, Arno, Aur and Erikub Atolls ..... Ack Ack ETC. ( Cape Gloucester ) by Sgt. Bill Miller ..... Air Battle for the Marshalls by Capt. E. M. Trefethen ..... Tanks ..... Cave of Horror - Japanese on Saipan met victory in death by Sgt. David Dempsey ..... Southward by Sky ( Marine Landings in Brazil ) by Sgt. John Conner ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Janis Carter ..... At Ease - News of the Entertainment World ..... We the Marines edited by Sgt. Hal Bergman ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Men of the Corps ( PFC Carl Estep, PFC John E. Castilloux, PFC Frank J. Pohana and PFC Edward A. Swanson ) ..... Buzzers Bait by Corp. Thurman L. Dacus ..... Sgt. David H. Hawkins: "Meat Ball" Destroyer ..... The Straight Dope ..... Bomber Squadron - Goes to War by Capt. G. A. Smathers and MTSgt. Leslie Peever ..... Casualties List June 16, 1944 to July 16, 1944 - Dead and Missing ..... Bait Force - Sea-going Marines helped oust the Nips from the frozen Aleutian isles ..... Foxhole Art by Kerr Eby ..... Tojo's Vanishers by Maj. Arthur J. Burks ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Sgt. Don Pittman, Sgt. John Conner and SSgt. Alfred E. Lewis )

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The Leatherneck 1944 11
Vol. XXVII No. 12 ....... Cover: This cover is the work of Artist John F. Clymer. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... Marianas Merrymaker by Bob Donovan ..... The Straight Dope ..... How's Your IQ ..... Twelve months of Marine history - Year 169 ..... Aviation Year by SSgt Douglas Q. White ..... Marines in Cold Storage ( Iceland Detail ) by Sgt. John Conner ..... A night at the movies ..... Strictly a Snow Job by PFC Duane Decker ..... Tarawa - a year later by Frank X. Tolbert ..... Combat Cash ..... Klamath Falls - A Marine Base in the Mountains ..... It takes all kinds to make the Corps by SSgt. Dick Gordon ..... Bob Hope Visits the Marshalls ( Photo Story ) ..... Fire In The Hole ( Marine Demolitionist ) ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Post War Aviation Opportunities Bulletin ..... Sgt. Roy W. Johnson: He stopped a tank with a daring act. ..... Men of the Corps ( PFC John H. Bingner, 1st Sgt Roper Henry, Corp. Homer F. Smith and Pvt. George F. Call ) ..... We the Marines edited by Sgt. Hal Bergman ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Deep Six ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Gloria DeHaven ..... At Ease - News of the Entertainment World ..... Dean of Marine Artillery ( Master Gunnery Sergeant Edward R. Bell ) ..... Battle Souvenir by Lt. Horace Knowles ..... Air Attack on an LST ..... How to Stop Hemorrhage ..... Dunn on Guam by artist PFC Tom Dunn ..... Casualties List August 15, 1944 to September 15, 1944 - Dead and Missing ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Sgt. Frank E. Livia, Corp. John F. Clymer and Sgt. Harold Helfer )

The Leatherneck 1944 12
The Leatherneck 1944 12
Vol. XXVII No. 13 ....... Cover: This cover is the work of Artist Cpl. Tom Lovell USMCR. ....... Inside Articles: ..... Over the Editor's Shoulder ..... Sound Off ..... The Night before Christmas. Verse by PFC Duane Decker and Art by Corp Fred Lasswell ..... Straight Dope ..... How's Your IQ ..... Three Marines Visit A Native Village ( Photo Story of MT/Sgt. W. T. Perkins , S/Sgt. Weston Parris and Corp. Mark Halsey ) ..... 30 Days on the Line - G Company of Col. Frank Hart's regiment of the Fourth Division. By Sgt. George Doying ..... The Vanishing NAP - The naval aviation pilot ( NAP ) played a big part in turning the tide against the Jap on the 'Canal and in later Pacific campaigns. By Sgt. Harold Helfer ..... Baby Transport By Sgt. John Conner ..... Weapons Company ..... Water For the Fighting Men ( Water Making Units ) By Sgt. Bill Miller ..... The Talking Jeep - Frequently it took salesmanship to bring about the rescue of civilians ..... Strictly a friendly game - a short story by TSgt. Nolle T. Roberts ..... Nazis' Nemesis by MTSgt. John W. Black ..... Banquet Patrol - When Guamanians are glad to see someone, they show their pleasure in practical fashion, with steaks and hambergers. By Capt. John McJennett ..... Seabee Facial for Guam ..... Art In Aiea - What started out as a man's hobby now is paying dividends to scores of combat veterans. By Sgt. George E. Doying Jr. ..... Future Fixers - The "MRO" operates on the theory that an ex-Marine has a lot more coming to him this time than just a job. By PFC Duane Decker ..... Combat Construction By Corp. Charles R. Stokes ..... Home was Never Like This - Hula dancers, a beach and deluxe rooms at 25 cents a daychange a swank hotel into a serviceman's paradise ..... Cannoneers Post! - Artillery troops are soft, according to the infantry, but not according to the Japs who've come to dread our big guns. By Sgt. John Conner ..... Nuts about Reveille by Sgt. Charles M. Platt ..... Men of the Corps ( PFC Nat Breman, PFC Edward J. Bachmann, Sgt. Major Roy A. Culberson and PFC David Cassidy ) ..... Leatherneck Pin-Up Girl - Jeanne Crain ..... At Ease - News of the Entertainment World ..... We the Marines edited by PFC Duane Decker ..... Gizmo and Eightball by Rhodes ..... Deep Six ..... Hashmark by Fred Lasswell ..... Gyrene Gyngles ..... Post War Aviation Opportunities Bulletin Vol. 1 No. 2 ..... Tachovskys' Terrors ( 1st Lt. Frank J. Tachovsky and his Scout-Snipers ) ..... Nightfall - Artist's sketches of a Marine combat unit resting ..... The Sergeant Had Itchy Feet by Sgt. Robert H. Myers ..... Sorenson: He deserved a miracle ( PFC Richard K. Sorenson MOH ) ..... 40 Boots and a Saddle - Straight through the saddle they pushed, leaving a trail of dead snipers and machine gunners in their wake. By Sgt. Bob Cooke ..... Neptune's Nonsense - Ceremonies for making shellbacks provide fun for everyone except the pollywogs ..... Boot Briefs ..... Casualties List September 15, 1944 to October 15, 1944 - Dead and Missing ..... Hot Off the Press ..... The Editor's Report ..... Back of the Book ( Profiles on Sgt. Tom Lovell, PFC Duane Decker and Sgt. Tom W. Davis )

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