U.S. Marines of 1st Division suffer casualties during battle for Peleliu Island in World War 2
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944, September Duration:1 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Marines of the First Division, engage fortified Japanese defenders on on Peleliu Island,in World War II. U.S. Marine using a flame thrower to flush Japanese defenders out of underground bunker. Riflemen stand ready and fire, hitting one trying to escape. A marine firing a Pack Howitzer. Marines running across the beach, when one is hit by Japanese gunfire and falls. Another Marine bending over him. Explosion with white smoke next to two Marines. Three Marines carrying one wounded on a litter. Many dead marines lie covered on a beach and others fingerprint them. Marines running with a wounded comrade on a stretcher. Two help another walk and one carries a wonded buddy over his shoulder. Marines carry wounded on stretchers to landing craft for evacuation to the hospital ship, USS Samaritan (AH-10) offshore. View of Higgins boats from the USS Leedstown (APA-56) lined up alongside the ship bringing casualties from shore. View on deck of the Samaritan as litters are hoisted up and received by the staff. Surgeons at work in the hospital ship operating theater.
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