capture of Peleliu

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One of the Pacific Palau group, this 18 sq. km. (7 sq. mi.) Japanese-occupied coral island was assaulted by the 1st US Marine Division on 15 September 1944 to protect General MacArthur's flank as he advanced on the Philippines (see Philippines campaigns).


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