The Battle of Peleliu Originated the term "Thousand yard stare." It is the gaze of a soldier who has experience battle fatigue. Tom Lea was a war correspondent and painter who covered this Pacific World War II battle.

The Battle of Peleliu Originated the term "Thousand yard stare." It is the gaze of a soldier who has experience battle fatigue. Tom Lea was a war correspondent and painter who covered this Pacific World War II battle.

Battle of Peleliu WW II 9-15-1944--10-15-1944 The battle was officially known as Operation Stalemate II but the survivors still call it The Forgotten Battle. It was one of the last big Pacific battles of World War II and one of the bloodiest. Even the names associated with this small coral strip of land in the Palau islands sound hostile and discordant: Bloody Nose Ridge, the Pocket, Five Sisters, Five Brothers or the China Wall.

Battle of Peleliu WW II 9-15-1944--10-15-1944 The battle was officially known as Operation Stalemate II but the survivors still call it The Forgotten Battle. It was one of the last big Pacific battles of World War II and one of the bloodiest. Even the names associated with this small coral strip of land in the Palau islands sound hostile and discordant: Bloody Nose Ridge, the Pocket, Five Sisters, Five Brothers or the China Wall.

Battle of Peleliu WWII Pacific | Battle of Peleliu - World War II - Pacific Theater - US Marine Corps

The Bitterest Battle: The Battle of Peleliu

Battle of Peleliu WWII Pacific | Battle of Peleliu - World War II - Pacific Theater - US Marine Corps

Private First Class Richard E. Kraus, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Peleliu, Palau Islands, World War II October 3, 1944. Namesake of USS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849).

Private First Class Richard E. Kraus, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Peleliu, Palau Islands, World War II October 3, 1944. Namesake of USS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849).

September 15, 1944 – Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.

September 15, 1944 – Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.

U.S. Marines fire on Japanese positions during battle of Peleliu during WWII  September 1943 - [1800 x 1210]

U.S. Marines fire on Japanese positions during battle of Peleliu during WWII September 1943 - [1800 x 1210]

Thousand Yard Stares: Ruins and Ghosts of the Battle of Peleliu, 1944 by Alex Watson,  - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/thousand-yard-stares-ruins-and-ghosts-of-the-battle-of-peleliu-1944-alex-watson.html

Thousand Yard Stares: Ruins and Ghosts of the Battle of Peleliu, 1944 by Alex Watson, - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/thousand-yard-stares-ruins-and-ghosts-of-the-battle-of-peleliu-1944-alex-watson.html

72 years ago today - 15 Sep 1944. The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II Men of the 5th Marine Regiment, US 1st Marine Division fighting their way up Beaches ‘Orange’ 1 and 2, Peleliu, Pacific. 15 Sep 1944. As the 1st Marines battled...

72 years ago today - 15 Sep 1944. The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II Men of the 5th Marine Regiment, US 1st Marine Division fighting their way up Beaches ‘Orange’ 1 and 2, Peleliu, Pacific. 15 Sep 1944. As the 1st Marines battled...

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