LTV assault waves approaching "White" and "Orange" landing beaches on the South-West side of Peleliu Island, 15 September 1944. Beach "White One" and "White Two" are in center, with "Orange" beaches beyond. Smoke from pre-invasion bombardment and possibly defending Japanese gun fire shrouds the scene. Part of the Japanese air field is visible in top left center. Photograph taken from a USS PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38) plane. Note reef line offshore.