Crossover will test new techniques and developments designed to combat the threat presented by conventional and new weapons. Particular Naval emphasis is being placed on surprise, dispersion, and rapid buildup of logistic support on the beach for the landing parties. Climax of the operation will be an assault landing on Onslow Beach, N.C., April 28.
Naval participation representing the Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, will consist of 31 ships and 5,000 officers and men organized as an amphibious force. The landing force and supporting aircraft will be provided by the 2nd Marine Division and 2nd Marine Air Wing, totaling an additional 10,000 men.
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