Monday, September 15, 2014

12th AAA War Diary - September 15, 1944

September 15, 1944 - D-Day on Peleliu

The first wave of LVTs moves toward the invasion beaches, passing through the inshore bombardment line of LCI gunboats. Cruisers and battleships are bombarding from the distance. The landing area is almost totally hidden in dust and smoke. Photographed from a USS Honolulu (CL-48) plane.
70 years ago today, the 1st Marine Division began the invasion of Palau (Peleliu and later, Anguar and Ngesebus Islands.)