U.S. 1st Marine Division in battle of Peleliu Island, Palau, during World War II
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, September 16 Duration:1 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slate identifies location as Peleleiu (misspelled) and unit as 1st Tank Battalion. Battle of Peleliu in World War 2. After taking the airfield, Marines of the U.S. 1st Marine Division examine dead Japanese next to what appears to be a demolished Japanese light tank (turret is missing completely). Next scene shows destroyed Japanese light tank, Type 95 Ha-Go. View from U.S. tank moving towards the airfield, where several Marine 1st Battalion M4A2 Tanks are seen. The area is strewn with wreckage and destroyed buildings. A combat photographer squats in the sand next to two Marines and a tank, as he removes his movie camera from a bag, and examines it.
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