Marines of U.S. 5th Regiment, 1st Division, are supported ;by Army 710th Tank Battalion, on Peleliu Island, in World War II
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, October 4 Duration:1 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Tanks of the 1st Platoon, A Company of the 710th Tank Battalion (Army) support 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment on Peleliu Island, Palau, during World War 2 in the Pacific. (Slate at TC: 00:20, identifies 3rd Bn, 5th Marines. who occupy positions along a ridge.) One steadies his rifle on a broken tree limb as he fires it. A Sherman tank firing its gun at nearby Japanese bunkers in hillside. A marine fires a Browning automatic rifle from atop the tank, while partially protected by its turret and open hatch. A tank with the name "Honey Suckle Rose" painted on its side moves among Marine infantry. (Note: A Company of the U.S. Army 710th Tank Battalion, along with the 321st Regimental Combat Team, 81st Infantry Division, came from nearby Angaur on September 23rd, landing on Orange Beach, to reinforce the Marines.)
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