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Marine stretcher bearers on Peleliu September by T.

Marines unload supplies from USS LSM-201 and USS LST-807, and other amphibious warships beached at Iwo Jima on D-Day, 15 February 1945. US National Archives photo # NWDNS-26-G-4098. The USS LST-807 was Dad's ship.

Marines unload supplies from USS and USS and other amphibious warships beached at Iwo Jima on D-Day, 15 February US National Archives photo # The USS was Dad's ship.

American troops on Peleliu search a body for identification.

Marines In Combat

February 1944: A wounded marine receives treatment from a Navy medical corpsman at a jungle first aid station behind the lines on New Britain Island, New Guinea, in the Battle for the Strategic Japanese air field on Cape Gloucester during World War II.

February A wounded marine receives treatment from a Navy medical corpsman at a jungle first aid station behind the lines on New Britain Island, New Guinea, in the Battle for the Strategic Japanese air field on Cape Gloucester during World War II.

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The Pacific Battle of Peleliu

Marine Col Chesty Puller greets a Navy Admiral at the 1st Marines command post on Peleliu, Sep 18 1944.

[Photo] Marine Col Chesty Puller greets a Navy Admiral at the 1st Marines command post on Peleliu, Sep 18 1944.

Marine Col Chesty Puller greets a Navy Admiral at the Marines command post on Peleliu, Sep 18

Montford Point Marines: Forgotten First Black Marines: The Battle of Peleliu Originated "The Thousand Yard Stare"

Montford Point Marines: Forgotten First Black Marines: The Battle of Peleliu Originated "The Thousand Yard Stare"

USMC 75-mm pack howitzer and crew, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944

[Photo] USMC 75-mm pack howitzer and crew, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944

USMC pack howitzer and crew, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944

The crews of amphibian tractors board a severely damaged Japanese landing craft which was intercepted by U.S. naval patrols when it carried troops attempting to infiltrate northern Peleliu and reinforce Ngesebus Island off northwest Peleliu.

The crews of amphibian tractors board a severely damaged Japanese landing craft which was intercepted by U. naval patrols when it carried troops attempting to infiltrate northern Peleliu and reinforce Ngesebus Island off northwest Peleliu.

Peleliu USMC Photo No. 2-2 From the Frederick R. Findtner Collection (COLL/3890), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

US Marines evacuating wounded comrade, Peleliu, Palau Islands, 1944

Battle of Peleliu

Two "raggedy ass" Marines take a brief break from the slaughterhouse brawl on Peleliu Island.

Wary riflemen of the 5th Marines advance through a devastated Japanese bivouac area to the northeast of the Peleliu airfield. The concealed enemy troops took full advantage of the rocky terrain, forcing the Marines to clear out each nook and cranny. Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 96763

Wary riflemen of the 5th Marines advance through a devastated Japanese bivouac area to the northeast of the Peleliu airfield. The concealed enemy troops took full advantage of the rocky terrain, forcing the Marines to clear out each nook and cranny. Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 96763

Tacloban Air Field, Leyte, Philippines, Oct 20, 1944: Original caption: "Wounded tankers of Sixth Army, X Corps, 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd Brigade, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Squadron, receive first aid from a corpsman after their M4 Sherman medium tank hit a mine at the edge of Tacloban Air Field."

A US Army medic helps a wounded crewman of a tank crew who, during the Japanese landing on the Philippines, stepped on a mine.

The 1st Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division is pulled off the line at Peleliu in Sep, 1944 after losing 70% of their strength fighting over the Umurbrogol ridges, nicknamed "Bloody Nose Ridge" by the Marines that fought there.

The Marine Regiment of the Marine Division is pulled off the line at Peleliu in Sep, 1944 after losing of their strength fighting over the Umurbrogol ridges, nicknamed "Bloody Nose Ridge" by the Marines that fought there.

US Navy African-American construction batalion personnel acting as stretcher bearers for the US 7th Marine Regiment, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944

[Photo] US Navy African-American construction batalion personnel acting as stretcher bearers for the US 7th Marine Regiment, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944

US Navy African-American construction batalion personnel acting as stretcher bearers for the US Marine Regiment, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944

Robert Britt Peleliu World War II (WW II) from albany ny / The Marine sitting on the far left is Pfc. Robert " Shadow" Britt of Albany St. in North Albany..he was killed in action on the island of Peleliu in September 1944. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry

During one of many close quarters engagements in the dense jungle of Peleliu, Marines hurl molotov cocktails towards enemy positions along a bitterly contested elevation nicknamed “Suicide Ridge.

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