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     This is the homepage  for what will eventually be more than 1,000 Web pages that will house over 1,000 Marine-Guardia patrol and combat reports that begin in earnest in July 1927 and continue through December 1932.  These are among the most remarkable documents produced during the US invasion and occupation.  The level of detail, the spontaneity, the fine-grained descriptions of landscapes, people, and events can be breathtaking.  Together these reports offer invaluable insights on virtually every aspect of the struggle.  All spelling, orthography, and formatting correspond to the originals, except for some obvious typos.  (Right:  Marines on patrol near Dipilto, 1928, George F. Stockes Collection, Marine Corps Research Center)

     To facilitate navigation, the PC-Docs Inventory is broken up into 12 pieces (12 pages) that are accessible via the following navigation box that appears on every PC-Doc page.  Right now only the first two of these pages are populated with content with links to the full text of 125 patrol & combat reports taking events up to the end of April 1928.  Page 1 of the Inventory starts immediately below.

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PC-DOCS INVENTORY PAGE 1

NOTES:  the "ӿ" symbol signifIES a report of a "military contact," defined as an episode in which firearms were discharged by both sides.  The PC-Docs exclude military encounters between air & ground forces; THESE appear UNDER AIR WAR.


FEBRUARY-MARCH 1924

•  24.02.18  Bourke Report of Visit to Honduran Frontier

•  24.03.24  Birnbaumer Marines in Nicaragua 1924

MAY 1927

ӿ  27.05.19  Chappell Report of Engagement at La Paz Centro 

JUNE 1927

•  27.06.07  Swanson Patrol to Diria  

JULY 1927

•  27.06.22  Richal Patrol to Valle de los Zapatos 

ӿ  27.07.16  Hatfield Attack on Ocotal 

ӿ  27.07.20  Hatfield Expanded Report on Ocotal Attack, with Sandino's Plan of Attack 

ӿ  27.07.28  Hatfield Report on Dead and Wounded in Ocotal, with ancillary newspaper articles

ӿ  27.08.12  Floyd Nueva Segovia Expedition and the Invasion of the Eastern Segovias 

AUGUST 1927

ӿ  27.08.18  Bruce Patrol to Murra and Return  

SEPTEMBER 1927

•  27.09.04  O'Shea Patrol to Quilali 

ӿ  27.09.05  McQuade Patrol to Amucayan-Telpaneca 

ӿ  27.09.08  Chappell Patrol near Somoto

•  27.09.20  Kenyon Complete Report of Somotillo Area 

ӿ  27.09.22  Peard Telpaneca Attack with Statements and Map

OCTOBER 1927

ӿ  27.10.12  O'Shea Engagement at Sapotillal with Sketch Map

ӿ  27.10.18  Satterfield Reconnaissance and Combat Patrol 

NOVEMBER 1927

ӿ  27.11.02a  Chappell Operations Report Quilalí Area 

ӿ  27.11.02b  Gould Operations Report Quilalí Area 

•  27.11.06  Peard Report of Situation in Quilali Sector 

•  27.11.07  Bellinger Patrol from Somoto 

ӿ  27.11.10  Keimling Patrol from Pataste 

ӿ  27.11.11  Brown Patrol from Telpaneca (fragment) 

ӿ  27.11.12  Harbaugh Report of Operations Somoto 

•  27.11.13  Crum Report of Patrol to Muy Muy 

•  27.11.14  Darnall Patrol from Ocotal 

•  27.11.19  Wells Patrol from Ocotal to Las Manos Honduras 

•  27.11.20  Bellinger Patrol from Somoto with Letter from Richal to Peard 

ӿ  27.11.26  Keimling Contact with Bandits Pataste 

DECEMBER 1927

ӿ  27.12.06  Peard, Smith, Waterman, Bandit Contact near El Jícaro 

ӿ  27.12.07  Brown Engagement with Bandits at El Portrero 

ӿ  27.12.11a  Brown Engagement with Group of Bandits at Cuje 

ӿ  27.12.11b  Keimling Contact with Bandits Pataste 

•  27.12.11c  Harbaugh Report of Operations Somoto 

ӿ  27.12.15  Brown Engagement with Bandits at Portal 

ӿ  27.12.17  Cronmiller Contact with Bandits Ocotal 

ӿ  27.12.18  Martin Engagement with Bandits at Macuelizo  

•  27.12.19  Wells Report on Patrol Ocotal 

ӿ  27.12.31  Gould Engagement with Bandits Quilalí 

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