This chapter examines the US Marine Corps’ experience during the occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934. The chapter provides background to the intervention and a discussion of initial military operations against Haitian caco irregulars, followed by a detailed examination of the introduction and employment of Marine Corps aviation. A key theme is adaptation and innovation, given that the tactics employed during World War I were not well suited to the intervention and later occupation. The chapter concludes with Haitianization and the withdrawal of the marines, including aviation, in 1934.
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