Marines advance towards Peleliu, directly after extremely heavy shelling by the U.S. Navy. Peleliu was supposed to be a “get in, take it, move forward” island for the Marines, but ended up being one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific. September, 1944. 

    Marines advance towards Peleliu, directly after extremely heavy shelling by the U.S. Navy. Peleliu was supposed to be a “get in, take it, move forward” island for the Marines, but ended up being one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific. September, 1944. 

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    British Cromwell tanks from the 7th armored division roll through the streets of Hamburg, Germany on May 3rd, 1945.

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    American military personnel load their M2 Browning machine gun with ammunition, prior to a mission.

    American military personnel load their M2 Browning machine gun with ammunition, prior to a mission.

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    United States Marines run their 155mm artillery piece on Guam.

    July, 1944.

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    American workers assemble an M10 tank destroyer in a General Motors factory in March, 1943. Much of the U.S. economy was retooled to allow for war time.
General Motors alone produced $12 billion worth of equipment for the Allies.

    American workers assemble an M10 tank destroyer in a General Motors factory in March, 1943. Much of the U.S. economy was retooled to allow for war time.

    General Motors alone produced $12 billion worth of equipment for the Allies.

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    German soldiers pose on top of a Marder II tank destroyer in Russia. Spring, 1943.

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    A U.S. Marine from the 1st Marine Division walks past a column of Shermans parked on Cape Gloucester. December 15th, 1943.

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    2 sailors from the USS Liscome Bay are buried at sea on the deck of a U.S. Coast Guard transport in November, 1943.

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    Admiral Nimitz awards Doris Miller the Navy Cross onboard the USS Enterprise on May 27th, 1942. Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross.

    Miller was commended for his actions on December 7th, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Miller assisted with moving wounded sailors to aid stations, as well as firing on Japanese planes with a Browning .50 caliber.

    Miller later died during the war after his ship, USS Liscome Bay was sank by a Japanese sub during the Battle of Tarawa. 

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    U.S. Marines pose with a captured Imperial Japanese flag.

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