Survivors of USS Indianapolis in Peleliu, Palau towards the end of World War II. The survivors aboard hospital ship USS Tranquillity (AH-14) (sometimes misspelled as USS Tranquility) off the coast of Peleliu.
United States 1st Marine Division troops relax at Peleliu Island, Palau. One of the Marine holds wooden board with Japanese slogan on it. Marines try to snatch liquor bottle from each other. They grab for cigarette packets. 1st Marine Division troops laugh and drink from bottles.
United States 1st Marine Division troops relax at Peleliu Island, Palau. Marines take out Japanese liquor bottles from crate. Marines load and fire 155mm Howitzer. They carry ammunition to Howitzer.
United States 1st Marine Division troops advance towards Japanese enemy at Peleliu Island, Palau. View of Japanese aircraft on field. Marines hold Japanese soldiers at gunpoint. War wrecked rooftops of large huts. Damaged Japanese aircraft.
United States Marines on Peleliu Island, Palau during World War II. 1st Battalion 5th Marine Division Marines near an airport. An aircraft in flight over the airport. The aircraft dive bombs the airstrip and a huge column of smoke rises.
U.S. Marine Corps communication activities at Peleliu, Palau Islands. Switchboard at Division Command Post (CP). Switchboard operator sitting in the foreground. Wiring diagram showing disposition of wire, switchboards, and code name of units. Marine stringing wire on tree which has a large number of wires loading to switchboard, already attached to it. Group of CP Marines sitting around and resting. They talk and smoke. Tent in the background. Area around CP. Marines sitting around shelter, tent pitched, ocean in the background. Marines in dugouts. A Marine uses field telephone.