U.S. Marines employ artillery and flame throwers at Peleliu Island, Palau, during World War II.
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, October 4 Duration:1 min 27 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slate identifies 4th Battalion, U.S. 11th Marine Artillery Regiment, in action at Peleliu, during World War 2. They are seen loading and firing a 105mm howitzer point blank at Japanese positions dug into the hills. Another slate identifies "L" Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, operating against Japanese in caves on the island. They are seen using a flamethrower equipped Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) against hillsides. Marine seen firing at any Japanese defenders who try to escape.
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