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Marines wading ashore on Tinian. The Battle of Tinian was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Tinian in the Mariana Islands from 24 July 1944 to 1 August

Battle of Peleliu

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

U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal ...

Portrait From the Brutal Pacific: 'Skull on a Tank,' Guadalcanal, 1942

12 uknown facts about WWII

World War II Facts: did you know that. Most kamikaze died in vain. Only 1 in 9 kamikaze pilots hit their targets during

Marines arrives to the Omaha Beach

An United States Coast Guard ‘Seahorse’ landing craft unloaded troops during an exercise at Algiers, North Africa in preparation for a landing in Italy, Apr 1944 / James D.

Marines on Guadalcanal (1942). Note that they were issued nearly obsolete M1903 bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifles, while the Army had begun receiving the new M1 Garand.

Guadalcanal, Rare and Classic Photos From WWII - LIFE The story behind the skull on the tank is very good.

Marines fire captured mountain gun during the attack on Garapan Saipan 21 June 1944.

"After the Marines captured this mountain gun from the Japs at Saipan, they put it into use during the attack on Garapan - NARA - 532383 - Marines fire captured mountain gun during the attack on Garapan, Saipan, 21 June

Members of Easy Company, 3rd platoon, standing on a road leading to Carentan in Normandy

The real Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, US 101st Airborne Division

The real Band of Brothers: Easy Company, Parachute Infantry Regiment, US Airborne Division - Telegraph

US Marines looking down on Iwo Jima from Mt. Suribachi, Feb 1945

A rare look at the flag atop Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

hard for me to realize that my Papa Shabdue was one of these soldiers - he may be in this picture, I'll never know. O

hard for me to realize that my Papa Shabdue was one of these soldiers - he may be in this picture, I'll never know. O

Nurses arriving in Normandy 1944

nurses walk along a beach in Normandy, France on July after they had waded through the surf from their landing craft. They are on their way to field hospitals to care for the wounded allied soldiers.” (AP) - pin by Paolo Marzioli

V-1 flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944. The bombers of the Blitz came at night, but the drones struck randomly in daylight

A flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944 [[MORE]] Tokyo_Yosomono: OK the picture was taken on Fleet st right about 62 Fleet St London, England

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