U.S. 1st Marine Division in the battle for Peleliu Island, Palau, during World War II.
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, September 16 Duration:1 min 34 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Battle for Peleliu Island during World War 2. U.S. marines of the 1st Division, hunkered down among rocks, watch as aircraft from U.S. Navy carriers offshore, dive to attack Japanese positions near the beachhead on Peleliu Island, during World War 2. One aircraft flies close overhead. It appears to be a TBF Avenger. Smoke rises from shelling on the airfield proper, where M4A2 tanks of the !st Marine Tank Battalion are maneuvering in the far background. Closeup of dead Japanese soldier on the ground. A knocked-out Japanese tank. A dead marinee in a foxhole, shell cases nearby. More views of knocked-out Japanese tanks. Glimpse of U.S. marines moving forward carrying battle gear.
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