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An infantryman makes friends with a dog belonging to German children.
A soldier holds a carrier pigeon perched on his paratroop equipment.
February 1944: A wounded marine receives treatment from a Navy medical corpsman at a jungle first aid station behind the lines on New Britain Island, New Guinea, in the Battle for the Strategic Japanese air field on Cape Gloucester during World War II.
Rez P. Hester takes a nap while Butch, his war dog stands guard on Iwo Jima, February 1945.
A Catholic Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines at Saipan in memory of those who lost their lives during the initial landings. June 1944.
American corpses sprawled on the beach of Tarawa. The Marines secured the island after 76 hours of intense fighting with around 6,000 dead in total from both sides together.