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(1 April 1945). As the Marines landed on Okinawa, the Japanese military fled, leaving the aged, the infirm, and the too-small children in the path of the Leathernecks. Marine Corporal Fenwick H. Dunn of Lynn, Massachusetts, shares the candy from his K ration with an aged woman.

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WWII U.S. Marine Gives Japanese Girl a Drink on Okinawa Original Press Photo

1945- Tiny Japanese girl drinks from the canteen of a U.S. Marine who found her in a cave on Okinawa.

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World War II Photo Essay

Marine and his dog sleep on rocks, Okinawa, 1945

U.S.General Patton was one of the most well known generals in WW2. He was a tank commander who helped "drive" the allies to victory.


Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls

Female WWII Pilots. The Original Flygirls

One of the famous images of World War II, W. Eugene Smith's photo caught a rare moment of both brutality and gentleness that was unique in the annals of war photography.

US Marine after two days of fighting on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Feb 1944.

Heartbreaking...the hand of an US Marine was discreetly photographed as he lifted the barely living body a tiny infant from a hole. A group of native islanders had been hiding to escape the battle between the Americans and Japanese forces as they fought for control of Saipan.

First black Marine Jim Rundles passes away at the age of 94 on March 13, 2014. Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time that all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.