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NH 104297 Peleliu Invasion, September 1944 past

Photo #: NH 104297  Peleliu Invasion, September 1944 past
Title: Peleliu Invasion, September 1944 past
Description: Photo #: NH 104297 Peleliu Invasion, September 1944 Hot Stuff - Using a flame throwing amphibious tractor, Marines shoot a tongue of fire at enemy strong points in a cave-infested hillside on Peleliu. Do-or-die Japanese on Iwo Jima are waging a bloody battle from similar positions which have to be eliminated by the use of high explosives, flamethrowers, hand grenades or hand-to-hand fighting. (quoted from the original photo caption released circa February 1945. An accompanying editor's note states: This series of pictures shows cave positions used by the enemy in operations, similar to Jap pockets of resistance now being encountered by Marines on Iwo Jima. Photographed by Private Robert A. Bailey. The original photograph came from Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's World War II history project working files. Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 104297
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