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Jan 31, 1944

31 January 1944, the Marshall Island Invasion began with US Marine and Army troops landing at Kwajalein and Majuro atolls and then on Roi and Namur the following day. Within two weeks, the island chain would be under Allied control and “mopping-up” operations soon began. The landing force was commanded by Major General Holland M. Smith, USMC. Vice Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, Task Force 50, commanded the overall operation.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2013-01-31

Tags: Marshall Islands, Invasion, Kwajalein, Majuro, Marines, Army, Holland Smith, Spruance, TF50

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