U.S. amphibious assault on Peleliu, Palau Islands, during World War II
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, September 15 Duration:4 min 9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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