Download this stock image: A the bulldog approached the target. Dive bombing mission to Kolombangara, Guadalcana. WWII Pacific campaign Marines August 22, - CF4AXT from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

Download this stock image: A the bulldog approached the target. Dive bombing mission to Kolombangara, Guadalcana. WWII Pacific campaign Marines August 22, - CF4AXT from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

The Guadalcanal campaign was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. This campaign, fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan

The Guadalcanal campaign was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. This campaign, fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan

Marines carrying the first flag up Iwo Jima.--The famous flag is the SECOND flag brought up there because the "first one wasn't big enough."

Marines carrying the first flag up Iwo Jima.--The famous flag is the SECOND flag brought up there because the "first one wasn't big enough."

The moment of death of a German soldier in Ukraine, 1943

The moment of death of a German soldier in Ukraine, 1943

Marines on Guadalcanal (1942). Note that they were issued nearly obsolete M1903 bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifles, while the Army had begun receiving the new M1 Garand.

Marines on Guadalcanal (1942). Note that they were issued nearly obsolete M1903 bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifles, while the Army had begun receiving the new M1 Garand.

Marines leaving the beaches of Guadalcanal board landing craft for ride out to waiting ships after turning over control of Guadalcanal to Army troops. Dec 1942

Marines leaving the beaches of Guadalcanal board landing craft for ride out to waiting ships after turning over control of Guadalcanal to Army troops. Dec 1942

A US Marine firing a .30 cal machinegun on Okinawa island

A US Marine firing a .30 cal machinegun on Okinawa island

Aircraft wreckage on beach (with American fleet in background) following US Marines' fierce battle against Japanese for Iwo Jima during WWII.

World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

Aircraft wreckage on beach (with American fleet in background) following US Marines' fierce battle against Japanese for Iwo Jima during WWII.

Air raid warning gong photographed on Guadalcanal in November 1943. It was made from the nose cap of a Japanese 14" shell which fell on Henderson Field during a 1942 bombardment.

Air raid warning gong photographed on Guadalcanal in November 1943. It was made from the nose cap of a Japanese 14" shell which fell on Henderson Field during a 1942 bombardment.

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