Dead Japanese soldiers, Buna, New Guinea Campaign, WWII.

The Photo That Won World War II: 'Dead Americans at Buna Beach,' 1943

Dead Japanese soldiers, Buna, New Guinea Campaign, WWII. Not unusual sight, no wonder many had PTSD

WWII Dead on the Beach 1943. LIFE ran this stark, haunting photograph of a beach in Papua New Guinea on September 20, 1943

Three American soldiers lie half-buried in the sand at Buna Beach on New Guinea. This photo was taken in February but not published until September, when it became the first image of dead American troops to appear in LIFE during World War II

American troops, Buna, New Guinea Campaign, World War II.

The Photo That Won World War II: 'Dead Americans at Buna Beach,' 1943

The story behind the famous WWII photo of three dead American soldiers half-buried in the sand at a place called Buna Beach

Maprik Area, New Guinea. 1945. Portrait of a smiling Japanese soldier after being taken prisoner at Ulebilum.

Maprik Area, New Guinea. Portrait of a smiling Japanese soldier after being taken prisoner at Ulebilum.

The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 - 1943: Australian soldiers advance along the coast toward Salamaua.

The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 - Australian soldiers advance along the coast toward Salamaua.

New Guinea. July 1945. Native troops of the New Guinea Infantry Battalion (NGIB) wade a small stream on their way to attack the village of Gisananbu, a Japanese position.

New Guinea. July Native troops of the New Guinea Infantry Battalion (NGIB) wade a small stream on their way to attack the village of Gisananbu, a Japanese position.

PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. 1942-10. A PATROL OF THE 2/31ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION GOING ALONG THE BANKS OF THE BROWN RIVER AND MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE TALL NATIVE CANE THAT GROWS IN THE SWAMPY ...

PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. 1942-10. A PATROL OF THE 2/31ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION GOING ALONG THE BANKS OF THE BROWN RIVER AND MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE TALL NATIVE CANE THAT GROWS IN THE SWAMPY ...

M3 Stuart & Australians during assault on Buna. New Guinea, December 1942

[Photo] Australian troops and General Stuart light tank fighting near Buna, New Guinea, Jan 1943

2nd January 1943: U.S. and Australian troops win a hard victory. The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 – 1943: Australian manned Stuart tanks of 2/6 Australian Armoured Regiment advance toward Buna.

and Australian troops win a hard victory. The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 – Australian manned Stuart tanks of Australian Armoured Regiment advance toward Buna.

KELANOA, NEW GUINEA. 1944-03-04. 480 CORPORAL SALA, MM, "A" COMPANY, 1ST PAPUAN INFANTRY BATTALION. "A" COMPANY ARE PAST MASTERS IN JUNGLE WARFARE. LED BY EXPERT AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS AND NON ...

KELANOA, NEW GUINEA. 1944-03-04. 480 CORPORAL SALA, MM, "A" COMPANY, 1ST PAPUAN INFANTRY BATTALION. "A" COMPANY ARE PAST MASTERS IN JUNGLE WARFARE. LED BY EXPERT AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS AND NON ...

Destroyed M3A1 light tank, Buna, Australian Papua, mid-1943

[Photo] Destroyed M3A1 light tank, Buna, Australian Papua, mid-1943

Destroyed M3A1 light tank, Buna, Australian Papua, mid-1943

Australian Company Sergeant Major McCominski and Private M. Daniels waited as the accompanying M3 General Stuart tank attacking a Japanese pillbox, near Buna, New Guinea, 2 Jan 1943

[Photo] Australian Company Sergeant Major McCominski and Private M. Daniels waited as the accompanying M3 General Stuart tank attacking a Japanese pillbox, near Buna, New Guinea, 2 Jan 1943

Australian-manned General Stuart Light Tanks bust Japanese pillboxes in the final assault on Buna. Members of D Company, Battalion, await the order to move forward after the tank has .

A Matilda tank of ‘B’ Squadron, 2/4th Australian Armoured Regiment, with supporting infantry moving along the Buin Road, south of the Hongorai River during mopping-up operations on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

A Matilda tank of ‘ Squadron, Australian Armoured Regiment, with supporting infantry moving along the Buin Road, south of the Hongorai River during mopping-up operations on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.

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