Category - Pacific Theater

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Four Marines on the “Green Hell” of Guadalcanal

Marine Corps fight veterans relive the damaging and lethal work in a number of the struggle’s hardest preventing. By Adam Makos & Marcus Brotherton On...

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Hellish WW2 Battle in a Tropical Paradise

Whereas not as properly often known as a few of the greater battles fought for Pacific islands, the 1944 battle for Eniwetok Atoll was each bit as brutal. By...

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The USAAF’s Greatest P-51 Ace

Main George Preddy turned the main P-51 Mustang fighter ace within the European Theater. by Kelly Bell Darwin, Australia, was scorching regardless that it was...

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Marine Stand on Guadalcanal

Through the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. By David Alan Johnson At about 2:30 on the morning of August...

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Sports During World War II

Even in the course of the darkest days of the conflict, the morale-lifting enterprise of sport went on in america, Britian, Germany, and elsewhere. by Flint...

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LIFE Photographer Ralph Morse’s War

LIFE journal warfare correspondent and photojournalist Ralph Morse captured a few of the conflict’s most iconic moments on movie. By Susan Zimmerman In an age...

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“A Terrifying Glimpse Into the Soul of Mankind”

Within the Spring of 1944, the small island of Biak—a stepping stone to the Philippines—was taken by the People. By David Alan Johnson “All I knew about Biak...