By Harry W Edwards; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Later in the war, Marines were sent to Paris to perform a similar service for Commander, 30 ing the evening, he paid a special tribute to the detachment as representatives of the Marine Corps. This turned out to be the last performance of his life. On a flight to Paris the following day, his plane was apparently shot down by the Luftwaffe and he was never heard from again. The detachment participated in a very special occasion on 16 September 1945 when the Commandant ordered it to deliver, with appropriate ceremony, a set of Marine colors to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (RWF), whose regimental headquarters was located in Wrexham, Wales.
Berkeley; MajGen Jack P. Juhan; BGens Homer G. , and Harold 0. , John B. Hudson, and Bruce 945 iØ WORLD WAR II T. Hemphill; Capt Herbert C. Merillat; and Chief Warrant Officer George V. Clark. S. Marines in the World War II era, is publishedfor the education and training of Marines by contributions of a former Marine officer, Ge- orge 0. Ludcke; and those of Mrs. Sheila Ackerland-Lobasco, the daughter of former Ma- rine Col Francis M. Rogers. The author is especially indebted to members of the staff of the Marine Corps and Navy Historical Centers for assistance with the project.
Was naval attache, he was fluent in Dutch and was assigned as a liaison officer to the British Army which, in turn, assigned him to General Montgomery's Twenty-first Army Group. S. Navy Band played the "Marines' Hymn" for a final salute. , Dutch government. He also served in and the name of the ship that transthe Pacific War later. ported them was The Marine Haven! S. Naval Represen- Chester A. , took the tative on the SHAEF staff in France. place of the battalion. S. Forces, which was a key communications faEurope.
A different war : marines in Europe and North Africa by Harry W Edwards; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division