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60th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, March 2005

60th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, March 2005

Taken on 2005-03-11

"The 60th anniversary Reunion at the Japanese part of the memorial [of the Battle of Iwo Jima]."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Memorial to the Flag Raising on Mount Suribachi, Okinawa, Japan, January 2003

Memorial to the Flag Raising on Mount Suribachi, Okinawa, Japan, January 2003

Taken on 2003-01-16

"The memorial is to the flag raising during Battle of Iwo Jima on top of Mt. Suribachi. It reads: "Among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." — Nimitz. Dedicated to those who fought here by the Island Command AGF. Erected by the 31st USNCB. Old Glory was raised on this site 23 February 1945 by members of the Second Battalion, 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Division."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita on Trial for War Crimes, Manila, Philippines, Late 1945

Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita on Trial for War Crimes, Manila, Philippines, Late 1945

Taken on 1945-12-01

"From 29 October to 7 December 1945, an American military tribunal in Manila tried General Yamashita for war crimes relating to the Manila massacre and many atrocities in the Philippines and Singapore against civilians and prisoners of war, such as the Sook Ching massacre, and sentenced him to death. This controversial case has become a precedent regarding the command responsibility for war crimes and is known as the Yamashita Standard." Exact date unknown.

Source: Department of Defense/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Chinese and Malayan Girls Taken by the Japanese to Work as "Comfort Women", Andaman Islands, 1945

Chinese and Malayan Girls Taken by the Japanese to Work as "Comfort Women", Andaman Islands, 1945

Taken on 1945-11-01

"The Japanese Army established the comfort stations to prevent venereal diseases and rape by Japanese soldiers, to provide comfort to soldiers and head off espionage. The comfort stations were not actual solutions to the first two problems, however. According to Japanese historian Yoshiaki Yoshimi, they aggravated the problems. Yoshimi has asserted, 'The Japanese Imperial Army feared most that the simmering discontentment of the soldiers could explode into a riot and revolt. That is why it provided women.'" Exact date unknown.

Source: Imperial War Museums

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Japanese Secret Policeman Interrogated Regarding Sandakan Death March, Borneo, October 1945

Japanese Secret Policeman Interrogated Regarding Sandakan Death March, Borneo, October 1945

Taken on 1945-10-26

"Sergeant Hosotani Naoji (left, seated) of the Kenpeitai (Japanese secret police) at Sandakan is interrogated by Squadron Leader F. G. Birchall (second right) of the Missing Servicemen Section and U. S. Army Sergeant Mamo (right) of the Allied Translator and Interpreter Service on October 26, 1945. Naoji confessed to shooting two Australian POWs and five Chinese civilians."

Source: Australian War Museum/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal Jacobson with Harry Truman, Washington, D.C., October 1945

Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal Jacobson with Harry Truman, Washington, D.C., October 1945

Taken on 1945-10-05

"Being congratulated by President Harry S. Truman just after he was presented with the Medal of Honor, during Nimitz Day festivities at the White House, Washington, D.C., 5 October 1945. Corporal Jacobson was awarded the medal for heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 26 February 1945."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Americans Salute Graves of US Dead, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Americans Salute Graves of US Dead, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-10-01

"Two U.S. Coast Guardsmen pay homage to their comrade killed in the Ryukyu Islands." 1945, date unknown.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

RAF Officer with Comfort Woman, Rangoon, Burma, August 1945

RAF Officer with Comfort Woman, Rangoon, Burma, August 1945

Taken on 1945-08-08

"A Chinese girl from one of the Japanese Army's 'comfort battalions' sits on a stretcher, awaiting interrogation at a camp in Rangoon. The uniform and insignia on the shoulder of the man next to her indicate that he is a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force."

Source: Imperial War Museums/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Japanese Civilians Reading US Propaganda Leaflets, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Japanese Civilians Reading US Propaganda Leaflets, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-08-01

"Overcoming the civilian resistance on Okinawa was aided by U.S. propaganda leaflets, one of which is being read by a prisoner awaiting transport." Date unknown.

Source: army.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Japanese POWs, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Japanese POWs, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-27

"A group of Japanese prisoners taken on the isle of Okuku in June 1945."

Source: Library of Congress/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Last picture of Lt. Gen. Buckner Before He Was Killed, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Last picture of Lt. Gen. Buckner Before He Was Killed, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-18

"The last picture of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. (right), taken on 18 June 1945, the day before he was killed by Japanese artillery."

Source: nps.gov/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Australian Soldiers Meet Civilians on Labuan (Malaysia); WWII; June 1945

Australian Soldiers Meet Civilians on Labuan (Malaysia); WWII; June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-16

"Australian soldiers and local civilians on Labuan Island, Borneo. The soldier on the right is armed with a US M1 Carbine, which was not normally issued to Australian soldiers." The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: Unkown, via Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Australian Signal Corps in Defensive Position; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; June 1945

Australian Signal Corps in Defensive Position; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-13

An Australian 2/43rd Battalion Bren Gun position on Labuan Island to the north of the airfield during the fighting on the island in June 1945. The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: US Signal Corps

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Australian Troops Land on Labuan Island, Malaysia; WWII; June 1945

Australian Troops Land on Labuan Island, Malaysia; WWII; June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-10

"Soldiers from the Australian 2/43rd Battalion on board a landing vehicle tracked during the landing on Labuan Island on 10 June 1945." The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: Australian War Memorial

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Remnants of Victoria Town on Labuan Island After Allied Bombardment; WWII; Malaysia, June 1945

Remnants of Victoria Town on Labuan Island After Allied Bombardment; WWII; Malaysia, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-10

"The remnants of the town of Victoria on Labuan island on 10 June 1945, after it was bombarded by Allied aircraft and warships prior to the Australian landings." The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: Jack Band, Australian War Memorial

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Japanese POW, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Japanese POW, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-01

"A Japanese prisoner of war sits behind barbed wire after he and 306 others were captured within the last 24 hours of the battle by 6th Marine Division."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US Colors Raised Over Shuri Castle, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

US Colors Raised Over Shuri Castle, Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

Taken on 1945-05-29

"Lt. Col. Richard P. Ross, commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Marines braves sniper fire to place the division's colors on a parapet of Shuri Castle on 30 May. This flag was first raised over Cape Gloucester and then Peleliu."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

72nd Shinbu Kamikaze Unit, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

72nd Shinbu Kamikaze Unit, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-05-26

"Corporal Yukio Araki, holding a puppy, with four other pilots of the 72nd Shinbu Squadron at Bansei, Kagoshima. Araki died the following day, at the age of 17, in a suicide attack on ships near Okinawa."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

US Marine Provides Covering Fire, Battle of Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

US Marine Provides Covering Fire, Battle of Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

Taken on 1945-05-18

"Two Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment during fighting at Wana Ridge during the Battle of Okinawa, May 1945. On the left, Davis Hargraves (1925-) provides covering fire with his M1 Thompson submachinegun as Gabriel Chavarria (on the right; 1926-), with a Browning Automatic Rifle, prepares to break cover to move to a different position. Wana Ridge was a long coral spine running out of northern Shuri Hill and was lined on both sides with Okinawan tombs. Japanese emplacements in the tombs and on the reverse slope of the ridge forced the Marines to carefully fight their way through the fortifications. A Japanese counterattack on the Marines on the ridge on 22 May was repelled. It is not known if this photo was taken before or after the Japanese counterattack. Note that the photographer has apparently taken the picture from a covered position behind the ridgeline."

Source: Research at the National Archives: Pictures of World War II

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

Marine Reconnaissance Plane Over Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

Marine Reconnaissance Plane Over Okinawa, Japan, May 1945

Taken on 1945-05-15

"A U.S. Marine Corps Stinson OY-1 Sentinel observation plane flies low over Naha, capital of Okinawa, ca. May 1945. On this flight, the tiny ship drew small arms and antiaircraft fire from the city which was in Japanese control at the time." Exact date unknown.

Source: National Archives

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

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