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After retreating from a barrage of Japanese hand grenades, American combat engineers return to the mouth of a fortified Japanese cave on Biak. Often the engineers used satchel charges to seal the entrances to the many caves on the island, trapping the enemy occupants inside.

After retreating from a barrage of Japanese hand grenades, American combat engineers return to the mouth of a fortified Japanese cave on Biak. Often the engineers used satchel charges to seal the entrances to the many caves on the island, trapping the enemy occupants inside.

Battle of Hollandia - Initial operations commenced in the second week of March 1944 with air raids by the Fast Carrier Force on Palau and islands in the Carolines, while aircraft of the US 5th Air Force and the RAAF attacked Japanese airfields along the New Guinea coast from Wewak to the Vogelkop and on Biak Island. On 30 March and continuing to 3 April these air forces attacked Hollandia itself and the airfields on the Sentani plain.

Battle of Hollandia - Initial operations commenced in the second week of March 1944 with air raids by the Fast Carrier Force on Palau and islands in the Carolines, while aircraft of the US 5th Air Force and the RAAF attacked Japanese airfields along the New Guinea coast from Wewak to the Vogelkop and on Biak Island. On 30 March and continuing to 3 April these air forces attacked Hollandia itself and the airfields on the Sentani plain.

Hms De Ruyter, Flagship during the battle of the Java sea

Hms De Ruyter, Flagship during the battle of the Java sea

US Navy TBF Avenger gunner from USS Essex is buried at sea with his air...

US Navy TBF Avenger gunner from USS Essex is buried at sea with his air...

Sinking of the USS Indianapolis. It was greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 men faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks as they waited for assistance--only 316 survived.

Sinking of the USS Indianapolis. It was greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 men faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks as they waited for assistance--only 316 survived.

Forgotten Massacre: The Story of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion and the Wereth 11.8 inch howitzer section on the move during the Bulge

Forgotten Massacre: The Story of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion and the Wereth 11.8 inch howitzer section on the move during the Bulge

...These are the heroes who helped end a war..." --Ronald Reagan to WWII veterans

...These are the heroes who helped end a war..." --Ronald Reagan to WWII veterans

Innovation in lockpicks: the "hall pass" and the EOD speed-picking set - Boing…

Innovation in lockpicks: the "hall pass" and the EOD speed-picking set - Boing…

Did you know that over 60% of all burglaries occur between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and that 61% involve forcible entry. More than 30% of burglars enter through unprotected doors or windows. The old saying is true...dogs are good deterrants to burglars. Even a small, noisy dog can be effective. Take precaution and protect your family and pets with these home safety DIY tips.

Did you know that over 60% of all burglaries occur between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and that 61% involve forcible entry. More than 30% of burglars enter through unprotected doors or windows. The old saying is true...dogs are good deterrants to burglars. Even a small, noisy dog can be effective. Take precaution and protect your family and pets with these home safety DIY tips.