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Landing boats pouring soldiers and their equipment onto the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu Island, Alaska. This is the southern landing force on May 11, 1943. The American and Canadian troops took control of Attu within two weeks, after fierce fighting with the Japanese occupying forces. Of the allied troops, 549 were killed and 1,148 wounded -- of the Japanese troops, only 29 men survived. U.S. burial teams counted 2,351 Japanese dead, and presumed hundreds more were unaccounted for.

Landing boats pouring soldiers and their equipment onto the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu Island, Alaska. This is the southern landing force on May 11, 1943. The American and Canadian troops took control of Attu within two weeks, after fierce fighting with the Japanese occupying forces. Of the allied troops, 549 were killed and 1,148 wounded -- of the Japanese troops, only 29 men survived. U.S. burial teams counted 2,351 Japanese dead, and presumed hundreds more were unaccounted for.

Japanese Army in the Phillipines talking with an American General - now a prisioner.

Japanese Army in the Phillipines talking with an American General - now a prisioner.

Het overleven van een soldaat in de loopgraven - Plazilla.com

Het overleven van een soldaat in de loopgraven - Plazilla.com

Aug. 29, 1942: After landing in force, U.S. Marines pause on the beach of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands before advancing inland against the Japanese during World War II

Aug. 29, 1942: After landing in force, U.S. Marines pause on the beach of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands before advancing inland against the Japanese during World War II

Deze kleurenfoto's van de invasie van Normandië laten een heel nieuw beeld van D-day zien - Esquire.nl

Deze kleurenfoto's van de invasie van Normandië laten een heel nieuw beeld van D-day zien - Esquire.nl

June 23, 1943: U.S. Army reinforcements land on a beach in Attu, Alaska on during World War II. U.S. troops invaded Attu on May 11 to expel the Japanese from the Aleutians. (AP Photo)

Photos: The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII

June 23, 1943: U.S. Army reinforcements land on a beach in Attu, Alaska on during World War II. U.S. troops invaded Attu on May 11 to expel the Japanese from the Aleutians. (AP Photo)

"Felled by Jap fire in the invasion of Saipan, a wounded Marine recieves an injection of blood plasma at a beach first aid station as fellow Marines and Coast Guardsmen watch the tense drama of a "fight for life" behind the lines. Blood plasma, again at Saipan, reduced the toll of lives lost in the forces of American Marines, soldiers, sailor, and Coast Guardsmen." 1944

"Felled by Jap fire in the invasion of Saipan, a wounded Marine recieves an injection of blood plasma at a beach first aid station as fellow Marines and Coast Guardsmen watch the tense drama of a "fight for life" behind the lines. Blood plasma, again at Saipan, reduced the toll of lives lost in the forces of American Marines, soldiers, sailor, and Coast Guardsmen." 1944

"Sleeping here a brave air-hero who lost youth and happiness for his Mother land. July 25 - Nippon Army" Grave marker of an American airman killed in combat and interned by the Japanese Army Kiska Aleutian Islands US Territory of Alaska.

"Sleeping here a brave air-hero who lost youth and happiness for his Mother land. July 25 - Nippon Army" Grave marker of an American airman killed in combat and interned by the Japanese Army Kiska Aleutian Islands US Territory of Alaska.

Japanese Imperial Army Ww2 | Axis History Forum • Imperial Japanese Army Commemoration Day

Japanese Imperial Army Ww2 | Axis History Forum • Imperial Japanese Army Commemoration Day

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912 - 1988) Leader of the "Black Sheep Squadron" in World War II, later the subject of a TV series

Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912 - 1988) Leader of the "Black Sheep Squadron" in World War II, later the subject of a TV series

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