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Peter McQuarrie
Radios, 'mu' or 'mp'?
Wed Feb 8, 2017 15:26
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For some time I have been studying the subject of radio communications at the Battle of Tarawa and the various types of equipment used. I have been unable to locate any information about the hand-held radios mentioned in the after-action report.

The 2nd Marines after action report says "...each assault company had 4 handset radios (mu) ..." Elsewhere in the report: " ... something went wrong with the little 'mp' radios sets..." Does anyone know what these 'mp' and 'mu' radios were?

    • RadiosJon Stevens, Tue Mar 7 11:34
      Peter, Can you show me where in the report you found this reference? Jon
      • hand-held radiosPeter McQuarrie, Tue Mar 7 15:02
        Please see: 2nd Marine Division After Action Report. "Reports of Battalion Commanders" 22 Dec 1943. Pages 39 of 68, 46 of 68, where MU and MP radios are mentioned.
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