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World War II: Guam, 77th Inf. Div., 3rd Marines, USS West Virginia

Guam Recipes and Guam Book-Author Paula Quinene "paulaq"
The list author says: "This list will contain all the books I am using to write my historical romance novel based on Guam just before, during, and after World War II. I've accumulated many since 2006 and will gradually add to the list. The primary military divisions liberating Guam on July 21, 1944, were the 3rd Marine Division and the 1st Provisional Brigade. The main units under those divisions that will be of focus in the novel include the 3rd Marine Regiment and the 77th Infantry Division respectively. More info about my book is available at paulaq.com."
The Liberation of Guam: 21 July-10 August 1944
The Liberation of Guam: 21 July-10 August 1944
"This book did an excellent job covering the events on Guam: northern or Asan landing (3rd Marine Div.) and the southern or Agat landing (1st Provisional). Like a handful of other books about liberating Guam, it jumped between the two landing sites which made it difficult to read at first. If you are familiar with military books, this would be easy to read."
Guam (World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition)
Guam (World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition)
"The "title" of this book is simply "GUAM" at the top. This is about the 77th Infantry Division: 305th, 306th, and 307th regimental combat teams; and supporting components of the division. It is a great overall book for the 77th on Guam. My novel will focus more on the 305th specifically; Iím waiting for their book, "Second to None! The Story of the 305th Infantry in World War II.""
The US Army of World War II, Volume 1: The Pacific (Men-At-Arms Series, 342)
The US Army of World War II, Volume 1: The Pacific (Men-At-Arms Series, 342)
"This is a good start for researching equipment and clothing for the army during WWII: from start of war to finish; various ranks; multiple locations in the Pacific."
Guahan Guam: The History of Our Island
Guahan Guam: The History of Our Island
"Excellent coverage of Guam's past up to about mid 1980's. A good starting point on how WWII affected Guam: Japanese atrocities, Chamorro resistance, massacres, concentration camps, liberation, aftermath."
Robinson Crusoe, USN: The Adventures of George R. Tweed Rm1c on Japanese-Held Guam (America Reads: Rediscovered Fiction and Nonfiction from Key Periods in American History)
Robinson Crusoe, USN: The Adventures of George R. Tweed Rm1c on Japanese-Held Guam (America Reads: Rediscovered Fiction and Nonfiction from Key Periods in American History)
"I value this book for the practically day-by-day experience: of a lone American on the run and of the locals who helped him. The details of food and other tangibles is quite valuable to writig my novel."
A History of Guam
A History of Guam
"I love the details about the produce available on Guam during the ancient times. This is an excellent compliment to Pedro C. Sanchez's book. I THINK I read in here that Guam was the only Pacific island to grow rice in ancient time...need to double check though."
The Mountain State Battleship USS West Virginia
The Mountain State Battleship USS West Virginia
"A handful of Chamorros died at Pearl Harbor. One ship, the USS West Virginia, was "home" to a few of them. This book gives invaluable details about life on the ship and about the US Navy in the early 1900's."
New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 (History of US Naval Operations in World War II)
New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 (History of US Naval Operations in World War II)
"The copy I have was reprinted in 2002; this is a different cover, but I am sure same info. The most vital piece of data here is that I read a Chamorro "boy" was on one of the navy ships witnessing the preliberation bombings of Guam during mid June 1944. He was an admiral's mess boy. Can you imagine watching bombs drop on your island and not be able to help?"
AN ISLAND IN AGONY (Softcover)
AN ISLAND IN AGONY (Softcover)
"Tony Palomo's book contains a tremendous amount of data about Guam during WWII, as the title implies. There are details that I didn't read in other reference books. The author though jumps around quite a bit, referring to the more distant past to relate to the events of WWII. There was also a lack of a reference list, but I do enjoy the chapter titles."
Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam
Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam
"I have the book from 1995. Sanchez's book was written by a local with short summaries/data over a wide range of topics, especially those near and dear to an adult Chamorro. Cunningham's book was written for a "younger" audience. This book by Rogers contains much detail over a smaller range of topics and is definitely for a more mature audience."
US World War II Amphibious Tactics, Army and Marine Corps, Pacific Theater
US World War II Amphibious Tactics, Army and Marine Corps, Pacific Theater
"LCVs, LVTs, LCP(R)....OMG, all these letters. This book helped me figure out what the letters meant: landing craft vehicle, landing vehicle tanks, landing craft personnel. The book is a must-have for amphibious tactics in the Pacific."
US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1944-45 (Battle Orders)
US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1944-45 (Battle Orders)
"Includes info on marine unit organization, tactics, equipment, and combat operations for the given year. I still need to delve more into this book; will do so as I write in detail about my 3rd Marine character, 2nd Battalion."
The Recapture of Guam
The Recapture of Guam
"This book, by Major O.R. Lodge, and the book by Gailey were my first two research manuals. Excellent military review of the recapture of Guam in 1944."
Guam and Its People
Guam and Its People
"I cannot wait to read this and get good details about life on Guam."
Ours to Hold It High: The History of the 77th Infantry Division in World War II (Divisional Series, 60)
Ours to Hold It High: The History of the 77th Infantry Division in World War II (Divisional Series, 60)
"Got this one before the 305th RCT book. Read applicable chapters and look forward to reading more. (Second to None - The Story of the 305th Infantry in WWII---a unit of the 77th Infantry Div.----not available on Amazon----a must have book for research!!!!)."
How To Survive As a Prisoner of War
How To Survive As a Prisoner of War
"I love the detail Mr. Newman writes about his time on Guam via his letters back home to his wife."
Two Hundred Thousand Boys on a Rock Called Guam, and Other Asiatic Pacific World War II Stories, including a First Hand Report. Launching the Doolittle Raiders.
Two Hundred Thousand Boys on a Rock Called Guam, and Other Asiatic Pacific World War II Stories, including a First Hand Report. Launching the Doolittle Raiders.
"Appears to have good stories about life on Guam after WWII....cannot wait to get to that part of my novel!"
Guam 1941 & 1944: Loss and Reconquest (Campaign)
Guam 1941 & 1944: Loss and Reconquest (Campaign)
"Gave great overall description of Guam before, during and just after WWII...providing a good place to do further research."