Eugene Smith's picture of a Marine drinking from a canteen during Battle of Saipan. Postal Service released a Masters of American Photography series of commemorative stamps in 2002 this image was chosen as representative of his body of work.
soldiers drive the wounded from the front lines during the fight to take Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, June In the first jeep, one soldier drives while a second holds up IV bags attached to two injured men strapped to the vehicle's hood
"First Negro Marines decorated by the famed Second Marine Division somewhere in the Pacific (left to right) Staff Sgt Timerlate Kirven.and Cpl. Samuel J. They received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan.
An 18 year old marine, Guy Gabaldon, singlehandedly persuaded Japanese soldiers at the battle of Saipan to surrender. He was only able to do this because his Japanese foster parents had taught him their language.
Haze was convinced he would only go off to World War II for around 4 months, but ended up fighting for 4 years. This hardened him inside. He went into the war intending to go back and be a preacher like his grandfather, but came out an atheist.
A grizzled, weary American peers over his shoulder during the final days of fighting during the July, 1944 Battle of Saipan. The pivotal Allied victory there, miles south of Tokyo, was earned at the cost of American lives
Sgt Angelo Spiros Klonis during the Battle of Saipan. Klonis, a Greek immigrant from Cephalonia, became one of the iconic images of WWII thanks to famed photographer W.
A World War I memoir of an American veteran who accompanied three canal barges loaded with 952 American soldiers killed in battle on a voyage from Toul, France to Antwerp, Belgium on their way to the U.