US Marines take refuge from enemy fire on the beach of Peleliu Island

US Marines

Battle of Peleliu
American marines from the first wave of the assault take cover from enemy fire, hiding behind the DUKW amphibian on the beach of Peleliu Island at low tide.
In the background are burning amphibious vehicles hit by Japanese artillery.

 

 

Location: Peleliu Island, Palau Archipelago
Date: September 15, 1944

In : 1944

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