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U.S. ARMY OKINAWA BATTLE MONUMENT  TORII STATION, OKINAWA  DEDICATED JUNE 21, 1995

U.S. ARMY OKINAWA BATTLE MONUMENT TORII STATION, OKINAWA DEDICATED JUNE 21, 1995

THEN & NOW Battle of Guadalcanal WW II. 1942-1943  The Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. Fiercely contested on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the campaign was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.

THEN & NOW Battle of Guadalcanal WW II. 1942-1943 The Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. Fiercely contested on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the campaign was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.

Behind reconnaissance units and tanks the 29th Marines advanced on 7 April into Nago, a medium-sized town nestling in the deep bend where Motobu juts out westward from the island. A spearhead drove north to Taira, cutting Motobu off from the rest of Okinawa; other troops started west from Nago along the coast road to Awa. Here for the first time there was evidence that he troops were meeting not stragglers but outposts of an organized defense, for the marines became involved in a few small…

Behind reconnaissance units and tanks the 29th Marines advanced on 7 April into Nago, a medium-sized town nestling in the deep bend where Motobu juts out westward from the island. A spearhead drove north to Taira, cutting Motobu off from the rest of Okinawa; other troops started west from Nago along the coast road to Awa. Here for the first time there was evidence that he troops were meeting not stragglers but outposts of an organized defense, for the marines became involved in a few small…

Pacific Lost Evidence Leyte Gulf World War II - YouTube

Pacific Lost Evidence Leyte Gulf World War II - YouTube

MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL. DECEMBER 2013.

MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL. DECEMBER 2013.

Amazon.com: GUADALCANAL*WORLD WAR II PACIFIC BATTLE LAMINATED PRINT ON 24" x 18" QUARTER INCH THICK POSTER BOARD: Everything Else

Amazon.com: GUADALCANAL*WORLD WAR II PACIFIC BATTLE LAMINATED PRINT ON 24" x 18" QUARTER INCH THICK POSTER BOARD: Everything Else

Replica of the Japanese instrument of surrender on display at the West Point Museum, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, United States, 22 Sep 2007

Replica of the Japanese instrument of surrender on display at the West Point Museum, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, United States, 22 Sep 2007

Their combined force of 350-450 men was met by 30 men of the Corps Artillery Air Section, who fortunately were soon joined by other Marine and Army personnel at the airstrip. A stalemate ensued, with the enemy holding one part of the base, and the Americans the other part. Meanwhile, the Cub planes continued to operate on the strip. Finally, the evening of 10 December, additional troops cleared out the Japanese

Their combined force of 350-450 men was met by 30 men of the Corps Artillery Air Section, who fortunately were soon joined by other Marine and Army personnel at the airstrip. A stalemate ensued, with the enemy holding one part of the base, and the Americans the other part. Meanwhile, the Cub planes continued to operate on the strip. Finally, the evening of 10 December, additional troops cleared out the Japanese

This is the last photograph taken of LtGen Simon B. Buckner Jr. USA right just before he was killed on 18 June observing the 8th Marines in action on Okinawa for the first time since the regiment entered the lines in the drive to the south. Note the rock and coral outcropping to his left. The shell that exploded hit that outcropping dispersing fragments into the general killing him within a few minutes. The other two staff officers were not seriously hurt.

This is the last photograph taken of LtGen Simon B. Buckner Jr. USA right just before he was killed on 18 June observing the 8th Marines in action on Okinawa for the first time since the regiment entered the lines in the drive to the south. Note the rock and coral outcropping to his left. The shell that exploded hit that outcropping dispersing fragments into the general killing him within a few minutes. The other two staff officers were not seriously hurt.

MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL. DECEMBER 2013.

MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL. DECEMBER 2013.

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