Tinian

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Two love birds circle around the cliff
(Above Tinian Town, above Tinian Town)
The sky is pale blue and poison-green
And the flame-tree flowers drift down, drift down

A young rifleman sprawls in the cane
With arms flung back (and the flowers drift down)
And his buddies move out and take the cliff
Above Tinian Town, above Tinian Town.

– Dan Levin


First Battalion, 24th Marines On Tinian
Daily Narrative

Next Objective: Across The Channel.
July 24: Not Enough Beach.
Night, July 24-25: Banzai!
July 25: coming soon.
July 26: coming soon.
July 27: coming soon.
July 28: coming soon.
July 29: coming soon.
July 30: coming soon.
July 31: coming soon.

August 1: coming soon.
August 2: coming soon.
August 3: coming soon.
August 4: coming soon.
August 5: coming soon.


Total Casualties, First Battalion 24th Marines.

PRESENT KIA/DOW WIA SICK
(Not Returned)
Total Casualties (Percent Effective)
Able 145 9 38 5 52 (36%)
Baker 136 3 11 10 24 (18%)
Charlie 168 10 28 7 45 (27%)
Headquarters 138 4 10 4 18 (13%)
Corpsmen 26 5 1 0 6 (23%)
Total: 613 31 88 26 145 (24%)
Replacements
(July 28)
79 3 7 3 13 (16%)
Grand Total: 692 34 95 29 158 (23%)

Notes On This Table
Accounts for casualties sustained between July 24 and August 5, 1944, based on muster rolls for the battalion.
Includes personnel temporarily attached from 2nd Marine Division, July 12 1944.
WIA: any wound caused by enemy action, qualifying for a Purple Heart.
Does not count multiple wounds suffered by individuals.
“Sick, Not Returned”: physical ailments not qualifying for a Purple Heart, that resulted in a Marine’s evacuation through August 5.
Does not count Marines so evacuated who returned to duty on or before July 13.

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