Note: We have made an effort to list everything we have found relevant to the topic of Merrill’s Marauders. Resources listed here in RED appear to no longer be available.


Merrill’s Marauders Association. The official Marauders Association website.  Full of historic photos, information, the definitive guide to the Marauders.

Daniel Novak website. WWII Army still and motion photographer assigned to the 164th Signal Photographic Co. who documented the war in Burma. Novak served with the 164th Signal Photographic Co. in the CBI Theater of War, mostly in Burma as a motion picture photographer.

MARS Task Force. A brief history of the MARS Task Force which relieved the exhausted Marauders. MARS was responsible for pushing the Japanese out of Burma and reaching the final objective of opening up the land route into China.

75th Ranger Regiment Association. The 7th Airborne Ranger Infantry Regiment bears the colors and draws their lineage from the 5307 Composite Unit (Provisional), i.e., Merrill’s Marauders. Membership to this Ranger organization is FREE to all Merrill’s Marauders.

Merrill’s Marauders Proud Descendants Facebook Page. This is the official Facebook page of the “Proud Descendants.” We are offspring of the Merrill’s Marauders Association and welcome all.

Merrill’s Marauders Proud Descendants Facebook Page. This page is a separate but very welcome group of individuals who are also descendants of the Marauders. At the time the MMPD Association started our Facebook page, we didn’t realize there was one up and running already. Definitely check out this site and join!

National Veterans Network: The National Veterans Network is a coalition that enlightens the public about the legacy of Japanese American World War II soldiers.

Merrill’s Marauders: Combined Operations in Northern Burma in 1944 by Gary J. Bjorge, printed courtesy of the US Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC.

Galahad Redux: An Assessment of the Disintegration of the Merrill’s Maraudersby John B. Gaither, US Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Research Library (CARL). A critical discussion of the management of the Burman campaign and the decisions of the commanders with respect to the welfare and morale of the fighting troops. Very interesting reading.

eVetRecs, The National Archives. Online military personnel records request system. Create a customized order form to request information on your, or your relative’s military records.

National Ranger Memorial Foundation, Ranger Hall of Fame.  25 Merrill’s Marauders have been inducted into the US Army Ranger Association Ranger Hall of Fame.

Topographic Mapping of Burma. University of Texas at Austin, US Army Map Service, 1955.


(These and other resources may be available for purchase at

Merrill’s Marauders, Center of Military History. US Army. (A reprint and web accessible document of Merrill’s Marauders (February-May 1944) American Forces in Action Series, War Department Historical Division.)

Spearhead: A Complete History of Merrill’s Marauder Rangers, by James E.T. Hopkins and John M. Jones. Galahad Press (1999), Paperback, 772 pages, ISBN 0801864046 (Original Version)

Spearhead: A Complete History of Merrill’s Marauder Rangers, by James E. T. Hopkins and John M. Jones. Merrill’s Marauders Association (2013), Softback, 697 pages, ISBN 978-0-9898394-0-2, LCCN 2013952656 (republished original version with complete index)

Merrill’s Marauders: The Untold Story of Unit Galahad and the Toughest Special Forces Mission of World War II, by Gavin Mortimer. Zenith Press (2013), Hardcover, 240 pages, ISBN 978-0760344323. Kindle version also available.

Jungle Stories: The Life of Delmar Strunk — From the Fields of South Dakota to the Jungles of Burma, by Randall M. Dewitt. XLIBRIS (2015), Hardcover or Paperback, 324 pages, ISBN 978-1503548084. Kindle version also available.

The Fightin’ Preacher, by Col. Logan E. Weston. Vision Press (1992), Paperback, 304 pages, ISBN 978-15709011-1-9. (see bio on Merrill’s Marauders website)

The Fightin’ Preacher, (reprinted) by Col. Logan E. Weston. Vision Press (2016), Paperback, 312 pages, ISBN 978 – 0–692-73438 -4. (see bio on Merrill’s Marauders website)

Now Available!

Cost $20 (includes S/H).  Bulk rate discounts are available.

(Part of the proceeds from each book sold through Merrill’s Marauders Proud Descendants will be donated to the association.)
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Hell on Land, Disaster at Sea, the Story of Merrill’s Marauders and the Sinking of the Rhona, by Fred E. Randle, William W. Hughes-Turner (2003). Hardcover, 143 pages, ISBN 1563117762

The Marauders, by Charlton Ogburn, Jr. Penguin Paperback (2002). Reprint of 1956 hardcover, 307 pages. ISBN 978-15856723-4-9

The Burma Road, the Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II, by Donovan Webster, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2003). Hardcover, ISBN 0374117403

Stillwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45, Barbara W. Tuchman. MacMillan Company (1970). Hardcover, ISBN 978-15684960-4-7

The Stilwell Papers, Joseph W. Stilwell and Theodore White. W. Sloane Associates (1948). 357 pages. ISBN 978-03068042-8-1



Dangerous Missions: Merrill’s Marauders, 2002. The History Channel, 50 minutes.

Merrill’s Marauders, Warner Brothers, 1962. Starring Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin and Peter Brown. Directed by Samuel Fuller.

Merrill’s Marauders, National Archives and Records Administration.  This film covers the secret campaign, under General Frank D. Merrill, to reopen the Burma Road behind enemy lines during World War II. The film was photographed and produced by David L. Quaid.  Black and white, 1944. Length, 25:43.  Made possible by a donation from Jim Schrempp.

The Big Picture: The Joseph Warren Stilwell Story. Created by Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. Length, 2:09. (ca. 1974 – 05/15/1984 )

Honor & Sacrifice. The historical documentary “Honor & Sacrifice” is the story of Roy Matsumoto, a member of Merill’s Marauders, member of the Ranger Hall of fame in 1993 for his service during World War II; a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment the following year; and inducted into the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame in 1997. He was also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2011 with other WWII veterans of Japanese heritage. The film explores, celebrates and tells the story of young Japanese American soldiers and their families during the war. These men and women, known as Nisei, served with great distinction the country they loved, the United States of America. Produced by Stourwater Pictures. Video available for purchase.



Yank Magazine, June 1944. “Merrill’s Makeshift Artillery.”

Yank Magazine, Date Unknown. “Notes from a Burma Diary.” Thanks to L. R. Burchett.


Please visit the Merrill’s Marauders Association website for the availability of other resources.