U.S. Marines of 1st Tank Battalion en route to Peleliu on the USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5) in World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1944, September 9 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Marines of the 1st Tank Battalion aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5) headed toward Peleliu in the Palau Islands during World War 2. Marines work on their M4A2 Sherman tanks aboard ship. They use tar and tape to seal places on the tanks as they prepare them for amphibious assault.They clean a hatch on one. A Marine points out water proofing points on tank. A slate reads "motor trouble" on September 12th. Another reads: "Passing Army Convoy." Then a long line of ships is seen on the horizon in the distance.
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