The start of the United States Marine Corps was on 22. May 1912 with the beginning of the pilots training of its first student. Steadily improved and increased in strength these forces proved its reliability in WW I, WW II and all post war activities of the United States. Equipped with the most modern helicopters and versatile combat jets this unique type of forces cannot be found in any other type of military forces of the world.
The author shows the start, the development and the current state of theses forces.