WELCOME TO THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE......BE SURE TO CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO VISIT YOUR MUSEUM..... A PICTORIAL WALK INTO THE HISTORY OF THE "UNITED STATES MARINES" IS FEATURED HERE OF DIFFERENT ERAS. OR COME VISIT US AT OUR LOCATION IN SCRANTON,PA.......COME BACK OFTEN FOR A VISIT , WE ARE FOREVER ADDING NEW ARTIFACTS TO YOUR MUSEUM...SEMPER FI
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THE MCL BUILDING WAS BUILT IN 1936 BY W.P.A., THE COMPLETION OF THE MUSEUM WAS 1982. YOU WILL FIND THE MUSEUM LOCATED INSIDE THE MARINE COPRS LEAGUE BUILDING. ALL DIORAMAS WERE BUILT BY "JERRY MAUS SR.". MR MAUS WHO SERVED WITH THE UNTIED STATES ARMY, HAD GREAT RESPECT FOR THE MARINE CORPS...........OUR THANKS AND APPRECIATION GOES TO "MR. JERRY MAUS SR.".
MUSEUM OFFICERS ; George Kopestonsky, Leo Withline, Bob Tuffy and Dominic DeNunzio. Anyone that wishes to donate items to the museum or photos to add to existing display here on this web site may contact: Dominic DeNunzio 2074 Mossy Oak Circle Clarksville, Tn. 37043 Or call: (831) 906-8998 or Email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Summer of 1944, the ship assisted troops to the East of three volcanic islands (Chichi Jima, Haha Jima, and Iwo Jima) where the U.S. was conducting aerial strikes on enemy military installations. Then, in October 1944, the vessel assumed command of a new task group entitled Patrol and Escort group, Mariana Island, Siapan. The Swanson's purpose was to aid the U.S. Marines invasion of the Island and to direct other destroyers to surrounding areas to assist in rescuing aviators and bombarding pockets of resistance.
This flag was flown on the USS Washington BB56 during the bombardment of Saipan in 1944. They have been on display at the Officers Club at the Long Beach Naval Station until the base closed. It is now in the possession of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Berth 84, Foot of 6th Street in San Pedro, California. Museum