I have heard that there was a small number that helped out with Anzio landing and again at Normandy but could not find supportive documents. Maybe somebody can correct me on this that. never-less, why was USMC, of any sized, did not fought in ETO? Could this be a result of what happen way back in June of 1918, in the battle of Belleau Wood? USMC got the famed of Defeating Germany while the army got less recognized. When it came to round two, few top army officials wanted to make sure that USMC will not fight the Germans and it will be the Army who will get the spotlight. IDK, something I read a long time ago.