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Volume 8 - No. 200 - February 16, 1945

I Was There! - On this Tiny Island of Peleliu 17,000 Died

Feb1945

I Was There! - On this Tiny Island of Peleliu 17,000 Died

The weird story of Peleliu got lost in the excitement of our landing in the Philippines, but the island saw the toughest fighting of the Pacific war. The Americans, who landed on Sept. 14, 1944, so fa

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I Was There! - I Kicked My Captor Crashing Down a Hillside

Feb1945

I Was There! - I Kicked My Captor Crashing Down a Hillside

Leaving the rest of his troop just as dusk was falling, to look at a tank which had been in difficulties during a battle the previous day, Capt. Law, a Tank Officer from Canada serving with a famous B

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Rocket-Showers Shatter Mindoro Defences

Feb1945

Rocket-Showers Shatter Mindoro Defences

Intense Bombardment by Rocket-Firing Craft preceded the successful storming by U.S. troops under Gen. Walter Kreuger of Japanese-held Mindoro, one of the larger Philippine islands on December 15, 19

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