Army & Navy - Daisy Cutters

Marine landing parties at Arawe in New Britain gave the Japanese defenders one of the war's hottest surprises by plastering the beaches with murderous barrages of rocket projectiles fired from banks of rocket launchers in amphibious "ducks."

Correspondents who saw the attack and later operations at Cape Gloucester and Saidor were allowed to report last week that the rockets burst in a spray of raking death and spread like burning balls, scorching large areas along the beaches. At Saidor the entire landing area was bathed in flames before the troops piled ashore. Admiring...

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