U.S. Navy Boatswain Ray Weathers, a survivor of The Fatal Voyage of Task Unit 32.4.4, 1943

Fatal Voyage of Task Unit 32.4.4

The story of the Fatal Voyage of Task Unit 32.4.4 The story began on 16 June 1943 . . . A convoy of seven U.S. ships, designated Task Unit 32.4.4, was en route to Guadalcanal. Suddenly, at 1350 (1:30 p.m.), the convoy was attacked from the air by a Japanese strike force of 120 aircraft.…

The Solomons Campaigns

“THE SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS” – Finalist in the Military Writers Society of America 2018 Awards

The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 by William L. McGee has been designated as a 2018 awards finalist by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). The award category – Gold, Silver, or Bronze – will be announced at MWSA’s General Membership Conference on November 9, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Sandra McGee, Bill’s publishing partner and wife,…

Guadalcanal at 75 – A name, an emotion

August 2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal… a major turning point in the Pacific war.  On the morning of 7 August 1942, eight months to the day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. 1st Marine Division, under MGen Alexander A. Vandegrift, landed on the islands of Tulagi…

Cover Pacific Express

“PACIFIC EXPRESS” – 7th year on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List

For the seventh consecutive year, PACIFIC EXPRESS — THE CRITICAL ROLE OF MILITARY LOGISTICS IN WORLD WAR II, edited by William L. McGee with Sandra McGee, is on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List for Logistics. The books on the Commandant’s Professional Reading List are selected as most pertinent to critical thinking and professional development at…