African-American US Coast Guardsman Fireman 1st Class Charles Tyner displaying his helmet, damaged by large shrapnel during the invasion of Southern France, circa late 1944British Army photographers Sergeant Dennis M. Smith, Sergeant G. Walker, and Sergeant C. M. Lewis at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, late Sep 1944Map showing Japanese defensive plan at PeleliuUS Marines on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944
African-American US Coast Guardsman Fireman 1st Class Charles Tyner displaying his helmet, damaged by large shrapnel during the invasion of Southern France, circa late 1944British Army photographers Sergeant Dennis M. Smith, Sergeant G. Walker, and Sergeant C. M. Lewis at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, late Sep 1944Map showing Japanese defensive plan at PeleliuUS Marines on Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944
US Marines waiting in their foxholes as others blast a Japanese held cave in the nearby hill, Peleliu, Palau Islands, late Sep or early Oct 1944
US Marines waiting in their foxholes as others blast a Japanese held cave in the nearby hill, Peleliu, Palau Islands, late Sep or early Oct 1944


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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945