Original U.S. 1927 to 1941 USMC Nicaragua and Iceland Marine Photo Albums - Set of 2

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. Incredible set of 2 photo albums from a Marine that enlisted served in the Banana Wars. he enlisted in 1927, went to Nicaragua in 1929, photographed WILL ROGERS 1931 visit after the earth quake then stayed in the Corps at least until 1941 when he was stationed in Iceland. The two photos albums contain hundreds of original photos and show a variety of photographs from men in uniform, destruction of the earth quake, Will Roger's himself, Air plane, Blimps and so much more. A full written account of his service is written in the large album so you can see dates and locations of where he served and when. INCREDIBLE!

1927 occupation of Nicaragua: Civil war erupted between the conservative and liberal factions on May 2, 1926, with liberals capturing Bluefields, and José María Moncada Tapia capturing Puerto Cabezas in August.[25]:291 Juan Bautista Sacasa declared himself Constitutional President of Nicaragua from Puerto Cabezas on December 1, 1926.[25]:292 Following Emiliano Chamorro Vargas' resignation, the Nicaraguan Congress selected Adolfo Diaz as designado, who then requested intervention from President Calvin Coolidge. On January 24, 1927, the first elements of US forces arrived, with 400 marines.

Government forces were defeated on February 6 at Chinandega, followed by another defeat at Muy Muy, prompting US Marine landings at Corinto and the occupation of La Loma Fort in Managua. Ross E. Rowell's Observation Squadron arrived on February 26, which included DeHavilland DH-4s. By March, the US had 2,000 troops in Nicaragua under the command of General Logan Feland. In May, Henry Stimson brokered a peace deal which included disarmament and promised elections in 1928. However, the Liberal commander Augusto César Sandino, and 200 of his men refused to give up the revolution.

On June 30, Sandino seized the San Albino gold mine, denounced the Conservative government, and attracted recruits to continue operations.[25]:308 The next month saw the Battle of Ocotal. Despite additional conflict with Sandino's rebels, US supervised elections were held on November 4, 1928, with Moncada the winner. Manuel Giron was captured and executed in February 1929, and Sandino took a year's leave in Mexico.By 1930, Sandino's guerilla forces numbered more than 5,000 men.

The Hoover administration started a US pullout such that by February 1932, only 745 men remained. Juan Sacasa was elected president in the November 6, 1932 election. The Battle of El Sauce was the last major engagement of the US intervention.
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