Invasion of the Palau Islands during World War II. A map of the Palau Islands. U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator aircraft in flight over Wakde Island. The island is bombed by B-24s. Explosions on the island due to the bombing. A carrier aircraft in flight. A ship of the U.S. Third Fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. A U.S. bomber aircraft and U.S. troops on the deck of the ship. U.S. fleet underway in the Pacific Ocean. The troops bomb a Japanese ship. The ship burns. The troops on the deck fire guns. Smoke rises in the foreground. Aircraft in flight drop bombs on the island. A fleet of ship underway. Bomber aircraft drop bombs. Explosions in the water. Mountains in the background. On September 15th U.S. 1st Marine Division land on the the Palau Islands. The marines on a landing craft advance forward. They fire from the landing craft. Smoke rises in the foreground. The marines advance to invade other beaches. Bombing by the carrier aircraft and smoke rises due to explosion. An LCV( Landing Craft Vehicle ) underway. The marines carrying guns advance on a beach. A marine in a foxhole speaks into a radio. The marines advance towards an airfield. They fire guns and advance forward. Wrecked bombers and tankers. Construction equipment brought to the beach. A marine drives a truck to the airfield. Power shovels, bulldozers and trucks used to rebuilt a captured air base. A U.S. aircraft taxis at the field. The marines stand around an aircraft.
U.S. 1st Marine Division amphibious assault agaist Peleliu, Palau Islands, on September 15, 1944, in World War 2. Coordinated assault involving many landing craft, troop ships,supporting warships firing at Japanese positions and F4U Corsair fighter bombers attacking from overhead.The entire island is shrouded in smoke. A U.S. carrier-based TBF Avenger aircraft is seen clearly banking overhead. An F4U in flight overhead. Explosions and smoke from bombardment. Two Landing Craft infantry (large) race toward the beach. The Cruiser, USS Louisville (CA-28) in camouflage (Measure 32, pattern 6d). U.S. aircraft bombing near the beachhead. Numerous landing craft assembling offshore. U.S. warships and LCIs (Landing Craft Infantry) offshore. Sun breaking through clouds and smoke.
U.S. Army tanks of 1st. Platoon, A Company, 710th Tank Battalion operating in support of Marine Corps infantry at Horseshoe Valley in Peleliu Island, Palau on October 8th 1944. Tanks are receiving fire from hidden Japanese 37mm guns up on the hills. Damaged trees in the area. United States Marines with tanks patrol on the island. U.S. tanks equipped with flamethrowers fire at Japanese positions. Marines on alert positions watch from behind bushes.
Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. Exteriors of a building in Tehran, Iran where the Tehran Conference took place in 1943. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seated outside the building after the conference. A map depicts United States campaign against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. U.S. troops land at the Marshal Islands. Troops fire and advance in Palau islands. Soldiers wade through water. Flakes burst and explosions occur at sea near Saipan. U.S. troops advance inland in Guam. A blind soldier walks.
U.S.LST-129 and the second USS Seaward (LST-278) next to each other, in rough surf at rock strewn Orange Beach III, Peleliu, in the Palau Island group, during World War 2. These two LSTs collided and suffered damage on October 2, 1944. View of airfield with U.S. F4U Corsair aircraft parked. An F4U landing on the runway. Another aircraft takes off. Construction equipment and tents seen on airfield. A PBY Catalina aircraft takes off. Change of sequence shows battlefield with bare trees. F4U aircraft flying low and slow, with landing gear extended, drop bombs, raising heavy smoke clouds, at Japanese positions just beyond a nearby ridge.
View of situation map showing various actions by U.S. forces during the battle for Peleliu Island, Palau, from September 15th to October 15th, 1944. Key events are marked on the map in terms of D+days. View of tents on ground.