COMMAND: The Road from Willaumez

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"When daylight of March 6 came, the ocean was empty except for six straggling LCMs, three of them going in our direction and three going in the opposite direction. [The] Army boat group commander had no idea where Beach Red was. [Staff officers] and I got out maps and by inspection determined that what we were looking at toward our right was, in fact, Willaumez Peninsula. By checking the silhouette of the peaks we were also able to determine the approximate location of Beach Red . . ."

Thus Colonel Oliver...

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