Honest question if the marines are the premier amphibious fighting force why werent they involved in the biggest amphibious assault in human histor...

Honest question if the marines are the premier amphibious fighting force why weren’t they involved in the biggest amphibious assault in human history? I mean even the US Coast Guard was part of the operation. This brings me to another point if the army can do anything the marines do why even bother having an outdated concept like the usmc?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Marines only ever fight manlets like Nips, Italians or assorted towel heads.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      when did the marines fight Italians? I don't even think they were involved in the European theater

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They didn’t. My brain just did a stupid.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Semper Fi Marine

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Marines were kinda busy elsewhere.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They were busy in the Pacific - where landing operations were facing greater difficulties other than sheer operational scale.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah a single giant amphibious invasion versus long term extend amphibious island hoping one after another and expected to end with a japanese mainland invasion facing suicidal populations of civilians and soldiers. Where even civilians were training to man driven torpedos, blow themselves up, use swords etc
    A Japanese mainland invasion would have been the bloodiest amphibious assault ever. They had a lot on thier plate already and were tasked with the theatre consisting of endless islands.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There were more army divisions in the pacific than marine divisions, the usmc was a supplementary force at best

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Another fricking USMC L. Will they ever stop losing?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          now compare it to the amount of army amphibious assaults in the pacific

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Didn't the Marines and the Army jointly conduct a bunch of landings? IIRC most of the major engagements like Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and and Okiwana involved a joint force of Army and Marines rather than exclusively one or the other.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah. But doesn't that further illuminate how pointless the USMC is?
          If they are going to be seamlessly integrated under one command structure and use the same rifles, mortars, landing craft and navel fire support, why have them separate?
          Congress could disband them today and make a law saying that the army has to keep a certain number of battalions at the navy's disposal to be equivalent to the number of MEUs we have today. And have a number of BCTs cross train on amphibious operations.The marine air arm could mostly be absorbed by the navy because they're basically responsible for hauling it around anyway.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Second largest (special assault forces) army in the world: operated by the U.S. Navy
            >Second largest air force in the world: operated by the U.S. Navy
            >Second largest navy in the world: operated by the U.S. Marines
            >Third largest air force in the world: operated by the U.S. Marines
            Nah. We're good. The only thing that needs to be disbanded is the stupid in your head, but Congress isn't going to accomplish much with that problem.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >more army divisions in the pacific
        And they did frick-all except lose the Philippines and spend the war bogged down in New Guinea and Borneo.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What kind of fentanyl laced crack are you smoking? the army air corps literally ended the war in the pacific

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Family plz
    They were pretending taking an island the size of a parking lot from six malnourished rice farmers with two 1920s armored cars and a rusty WW1 cannon was the toughest shit you’ll ever see.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Honest question
    Yeah nah. I predict that this master bait thread will hit the bump limit, and that it will have no more than 85 posters present

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just like every other Army vs Marines thread

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. "Honest question" is a strong sign that you're in a -tard thread.
    2. Marines were involved in Operation Overlord.
    3. OP was not involved in any combat operation, ever. The most he can tell you about the military is trivia about water purifiers and IFVs he never used himself. Over and over and over.
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2004/06/rivalry-normandy-w-thomas-smith-jr/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so OP was right marines weren't needed or involved in D day, this entire article reads like a marine coping and sneeding

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Repeat of the media gaffes in 1918
        What gaffes?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    following that logic, US Air Force does even have less reason to exist.
    did nothing at all during WW2.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why were marines sent to fight in the theatre that was a big fricking ocean?
    Yeah, anon. It's a mystery.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The president who tries to abolish the Marine Corps must surely be shot in the head with a Carcano rifle.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Army already has airborne, divisions of them.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the actual amphibious part of the invasion was over within D-day itself
    operation overlord was a months long campaign, of which the beaches formed only the initial stages

    so the marines would need to be packed up from the pacific, sent to europe, and partake in a week of combat before being sent back to the pacific

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    marines already busy doing amphib operations on literal island chains and doing their role their, what point would marines have when within hours they would be off the beach and fighting in towns and bocage?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    marines earn respect for Guadalcanal alone. Army rotated them out, but the Marines went in with basically nothing and held with constant engagements where the point of contact had them outnumbered

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >if the army can do anything the marines do why even bother
    because you do in fact require specialised knowledge to mount a large-scale amphibious assault
    what is true however is that there is no point to the USMC being a separate branch as opposed to either being part of the Navy (British) or part of the Army (French)

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