U.S. Marines of 1st Division establishing beachhead during battle of Peleliu Island, Palau, during World War II.
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, September 16 Duration:1 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The battle of Peleliu during World War 2. F4U Corsair aircraft of U.S. Marine Aircraft Group 11, dive to attack Japanese positions near the beachhead on Peleliu Island. Two U.S. M4A2 tanks of the 1st Marine Tank Battalion are seen on the airfield. Closeup of a knocked-out grass-camouflaged Japanese tank with two dead Japanese soldiers lying next to it. Marines unload shells from LVT (landing Vehicle Tracked) as F4U flies low dropping bombs in background. Smoke rises from bomb burst. Marines watch the bombing activity,.
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