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Marines march ashore as they arrive in six landing crafts at Cape Gloucester on the northwestern coast of New Britain Island, New Guinea.

May 1944: The first wave of U.S. Infantrymen leave their higgins boats and race through the surf for the beach during the invasion of Wakde Island, Dutch New Guinea during World War II.  Note the lone grenade in foreground.

Description of May The first wave of U. Infantrymen leave their higgins boats and race through the surf for the beach during the invasion of Wakde Island, Dutch New Guinea during World War II. (AP Photo/U.

A US Marine carrying a wounded Japanese POW on his shoulders towards the rear lines somewhere in the Pacific, c. 1943

Marine carrying a wounded Japanese POW on his shoulders towards the rear lines somewhere in the Pacific, c.

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Map of Japanese controlled areas in the Pacific Theater in WWII.

The Battle of Kwajalein was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault on the main islands of Kwajalein in the south and Roi-Namur in the north. The Japanese defenders put up a stiff resistance though outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors…

The Battle of Kwajalein was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault on the main islands of Kwajalein in the south and Roi-Namur in the north. The Japanese defenders put up a stiff resistance though outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors…

https://flic.kr/p/8qC8BK | Marines On Okinawa With Jap Flag | Three marines showing flag and pet rabbit found on Easter Sunday. Photo taken as fighting continued on the island.

Three marines showing flag and pet rabbit found on Easter Sunday. Photo taken as fighting continued on the island.

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