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The Marine Corps is an adjunct of the Navy. Although the Navy had important roles to play in every theater of the war, the one where they had the main responsibility, and the top command, was the central Pacific. Therefor they used the Marines there. Michael Montagne

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Q: Why were US Marines not used in beach landings in Europe?
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