B-24J Liberator “Vera L” and other aircraft from the 27th Bomb Squadron drop 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline on Iwo Jima to burn off the plant growth in advance of the landings to come two weeks later, Feb 1 1945.Eisenhower at his headquarters, 1 Feb 1945Map showing the summary of Allied campaigns and Japanese dispositions in the Pacific Ocean as of 1 Feb 1945Men of D Company, 1st Battalion, British London Irish Rifles regiment preparing to fire a PIAT launcher during a training exercise, Forlì, Italy, 1 Feb 1945
B-24J Liberator “Vera L” and other aircraft from the 27th Bomb Squadron drop 55-gallon drums filled with gasoline on Iwo Jima to burn off the plant growth in advance of the landings to come two weeks later, Feb 1 1945.Eisenhower at his headquarters, 1 Feb 1945Map showing the summary of Allied campaigns and Japanese dispositions in the Pacific Ocean as of 1 Feb 1945Men of D Company, 1st Battalion, British London Irish Rifles regiment preparing to fire a PIAT launcher during a training exercise, Forlì, Italy, 1 Feb 1945
Men of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional), Burma, circa 1 Feb 1945; Balaskewicz and Dick Gerrity
Men of US 5332nd Brigade (Provisional), Burma, circa 1 Feb 1945; Balaskewicz and Dick Gerrity


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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944