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The first wave of assault on Saipan by US Marines and the US Army/16 June 1944

The first wave of assault on Saipan by US Marines and the US Army/16 June 1944

Source / May 08, 2014 / 105

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Destruction from fighting in the South Pacific, c. 1945

Destruction from fighting in the South Pacific, c. 1945

Source / April 21, 2014 / 45

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First wave of US Marines about to hit the beaches of Peleliu, 1944

First wave of US Marines about to hit the beaches of Peleliu, 1944

Source / March 17, 2014 / 162

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4th Division surge, Iwo Jima 1945

4th Division surge, Iwo Jima 1945

Source / February 23, 2014 / 119

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Crew of a Regimental command post in a sandbagged position near the front lines at Iwo Jima.

Crew of a Regimental command post in a sandbagged position near the front lines at Iwo Jima.

Source / February 23, 2014 / 106

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Closeup of wreckage of Marine equipment and landing barges partly submerged in the soft volcanic sand of the beach of Iwo Jima.

Closeup of wreckage of Marine equipment and landing barges partly submerged in the soft volcanic sand of the beach of Iwo Jima.

Source / February 23, 2014 / 67

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A demolition charge seals the entrance to one of the many caves on the slopes of Mount Suribachi from which the Japanese poured a withering fire on the Marine beachhead.

A demolition charge seals the entrance to one of the many caves on the slopes of Mount Suribachi from which the Japanese poured a withering fire on the Marine beachhead.

Source / February 23, 2014 / 53

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A Marine machine gunner fires at Japanese positions in support of a Leatherneck advance on Iwo Jima.

A Marine machine gunner fires at Japanese positions in support of a Leatherneck advance on Iwo Jima.

Source / February 23, 2014 / 151

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