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The first wave of LVTs moved toward Peleliu invasion beaches, Palau Islands, 15 Sep 1944; note the bombardment lines consisted of LCIs, cruisers, and battleships; photo taken USS Honolulu aircraft

Caption     The first wave of LVTs moved toward Peleliu invasion beaches, Palau Islands, 15 Sep 1944; note the bombardment lines consisted of LCIs, cruisers, and battleships; photo taken USS Honolulu aircraft ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-283553
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Landing Vehicle Tracked   Main article  Photos  
Palau Islands and Ulithi Islands Campaigns   Main article  Photos  Maps  
LCI(L)-class   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 15 Sep 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
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1. Anonymous says:
20 Sep 2007 05:10:03 PM

My father was at Peleliu, Palau on 15 Sep 1944. He was on either a LCI (L) 79 or a LCI (G) 79. I am doing our genealogy and was so surprised to find this picture. Just think, my dad could have been on one of those ships in the picture. Thank you.
2. donald knapp says:
9 May 2010 05:51:07 PM

our ship was at anguar which was just about 15 miles from peleliu. we got to patrol this island peleliu& got hit at nite by *** swimmers putting bomb on strn doing ext damage no one hurt . but ship
3. Jim Griffin says:
11 Dec 2011 01:34:02 PM

My wife's grandfather Cecil Cone is probably in the picture on LCI(G)-396. His ship hit a mine a in January 45 and he was almost killed. The entire bow was blown off, but the ship did not sink.
4. Craig Carleen says:
29 Oct 2015 02:00:27 PM

My Dad was 1st MARDIV, landing here,he had 45 acp and flamethrower, Platoon Sgt. Lost Entire platoon when mortar hit LCT,he was older 23, and knew NOT to make friends.. Hated *** till the end,he was a kind man and father,so strong and worldly,I miss him so,he could not live with his memories. Love you Dad,I forgive you..Your son Craig

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