I have a few of Madeja's booklets as well--they are seriously good, especially when one considers the time period in which they were written.
Returning to Zaloga, can anyone figure out this piece of obscuration on page 18 of the "M-24 Chaffee tank" Osprey booklet, speaking about Korea:
"Besides serving in the light tank companies in each of the three heavy tank battalions, M24 tanks also served in the reconnaissance companies of the 3rd Infantry (24th Division), 7th Infantry (25th Division), 16th Infantry (1st Cavalry Division), and in ten reconnaissance platoons, (502nd, 503rd, 10th BCT, 187th Airborne, 6th, 64th, 70th, 72nd, 73rd and 89th tank battalions)."
There are certain obvious errors to anyone remotely familiar with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. I'd love for someone to explain for me the unit designations: "3rd Infantry (24th Division), 7th Infantry (25th Division), 16th Infantry (1st Cavalry Division)". If you think this is a matter of quibbling
, just think how you would feel if 1st, 2nd or 3rd S.S. were described as containing imaginary Infantry Regiments!
~D, the EviL
Death is lighter than a Feather, Duty is heavier than a Mountain....