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March 1943: Two GIs approach a Jap dugout in Boone, New Guinea and pepper its entrance with preparatory fire from their M1 Garand rifles. Dugouts were usually dealt with with flame throwers and grenades.

March Two GIs approach a Jap dugout in Boone, New Guinea and pepper its entrance with preparatory fire from their Garand rifles. Dugouts were usually dealt with with flame throwers and grenades.

Japanese dugout at Gander Point, Makin Atoll army

American soldier standing in a Japanese-built bunker at Red Beach, Gander Point, Makin, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943

Soldiers of the 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, march down a street in Bastogne, Belgium, 20 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. These men have been regrouped into security platoons for defense of the town.  The lead soldier is armed with an M3 .45 cal. sub-machine gun and an M1 Carbine over his shoulder.

Bastogne, België: Soldiers of the Infantry Division, U. Army, march down a street in Bastogne, 20 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. Band of Brothers.

January 1943: Two American soldiers of the 32nd Division cautiously fire into a Japanese dugout before entering it for inspection during a drive on Buna, which resulted in a defeat of Japanese forces in the Papaun peninsula of New Guinea during World War II. (AP Photo/U.S. Army Signal Corps) #

January Two American soldiers of the Division cautiously fire into a Japanese dugout before entering it for inspection during a drive on Buna, which resulted in a defeat of Japanese forces in the Papaun peninsula of New Guinea during World War II.

American Captain Byron E. Bradford in a trench during the fight against Japanese forces holding the area.

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

Some of the 12,000 GIs and 64,000 Filipino soldiers who surrendered to the Japanese at Bataan - May 1942 via reddit

9 April 1942 - Bataan falls to the Japanese. The "Bataan Death March" begins, as the captives are taken off to detention camps in the north.

Bazooka. Fabulous photo.

An American soldier with an "Bazooka" grenade launcher in the jungle of Makin Atoll in the South Pacific - November

Marines securing storehouse of supplies in cave at Saipan, 1944  Marines check supplies of food and ammunition in one of the many caves that dotted the hills of Saipan Island. Numerous caves, carved into the limestone or coral rock, were used as storerooms, while others functioned as fortresses of resistance that allowed the Japanese to hold out for days after the island was secured.

US Marines checking supplies of food and ammunition in a cave on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 1944

Marine Shares His Water, Peleliu, 1944

Marine Shares His Water, Peleliu, 1944 "Modern Gunga Din-A Marine wounded in action at Peleliu, gets a drink of water from the canteen of a thoughtful buddy.

Luzon, Phillipines (January 9,1945): General Douglas McArthur wades ashore as Allied Forces land for the first time in the Phillipines, as they push towards Tokyo and victory  Carl Mydans/Time/Getty Images

Luzon, Phillipines (January General Douglas McArthur wades ashore as Allied Forces land for the first time in the Phillipines, as they push towards Tokyo and victory Carl Mydans/Time/Getty Images

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