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Photo #: USMC 134057
Mili Island, Mili Atoll, Marshalls Group
Damaged Japanese Navy Type 89 5"/40 twin dual-purpose gun mount on Mili, at the time of the island's surrender in late August 1945.
Mili, target of eighteen months of ceaseless bombing by U.S. Marine Corps aircraft, was the first Japanese Pacific island to surrender at the end of World War II.
Photographed by R.O. Kepler, USMC.
U.S. Marine Corps Photograph.
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1 March 1999