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Cape Gloucester - Marine Machine Gunners

Cape Gloucester - Marine Machine Gunners American History Social Studies World War II Tragedies and Triumphs

On New Years Day, 1944, American Marines engaged with Japanese forces during the Battle of Cape Gloucester (on the island of New Britain).  The National Archives describes this photograph, as follows:

Retreating at first into the jungle of Cape Gloucester, Japanese soldiers finally gathered strength and counterattacked their Marine pursuers. These machine gunners pushed them back. January 1944. [Photo by] Brenner. (Marine Corps).  Exact Date Shot Unknown. NARA FILE #: 127-N-71981.

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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

 

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