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US Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps traces its roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775. That date is celebrated as the Marine Corps's birthday.

Throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, Marine detachments served aboard Navy cruisers, battleships, and aircraft carriers.

About 600,000 Americans served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, performed a central role in the Pacific War. The Pacific theatre battles saw fierce fighting between Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army. The Battle of Iwo Jima was arguably the most famous Marine engagement of the war with high losses of 26,000 American casualties and 22,000 Japanese. By the end of WWII, the Corps expanded totaling about 485,000 Marines. Nearly 87,000 Marines were casualties during World War II (including nearly 20,000 killed), and 82 were awarded the Medal of Honor.

The Korean War saw the Corps expand from 75,000 regulars to a force of 261,000 Marines, mostly reservists. 30,544 Marines were killed or wounded during the war.

During Vietnam War Marines evacuated Saigon. Vietnam was the longest war for Marines. By its end, 13,091 had been killed in action, 51,392 had been wounded.

Marines participated in the failed 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt, the invasion of Grenada, the invasion of Panama. On 23 October 1983, the Marine headquarters building in Beirut, Lebanon, was bombed, causing the highest peacetime losses to the Corps in its history. 220 Marines and 21 other service members were killed.

Marines liberated Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War, participated in combat operations in Somalia (1992–1995), and took part in the evacuation of American citizens from the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania.

Following the attacks on 11 September 2001, Marine Corps, alongside the other military services, has engaged in global operations around the world in support of War on Terror. Marines were among first sent to Afghanistan in November 2001. Since then, Marine battalions and squadrons have been engaging Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces. U.S. Marines also served in the Iraq War.
US Marines patrol the streets of downtown Beirut in an M151 light vehicle. The Marines have been deployed in Lebanon as part of a multi-national peacekeeping force following confrontation between Israeli forces and the Palestine Liberation Organization
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Second Platoon of "G" Company, U.S. Marines of 5th Regiment, Clean Snipers Out of Residential Section of Seoul, Capital of Korea.  1stMarDiv. Korea.
Marines of Co. M, 3rd Bn., 7th Marine Regt., Move Out to Catch a Chopper Moving Troops to a New Area to Search Out NVAs that Were Seen in that Region
Inspection of British Marines

Inspection of British Marines

British Photographs of World War I

American Library Association - European - French - St. Nazaire. This is the rig for the Marines also an ALA Library

American Library Association - European - French - St. Nazaire. This i...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - European - French

Ceremonies - Demobilization - Marines who stopped German drive at Chateau Thierry Parade in Philadelphia. A blinding snow storm did not hinder patriotic Philadelphia from turning out in gala attire to greet 500 of her wounded Marines just back from War

Ceremonies - Demobilization - Marines who stopped German drive at Chat...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Demobilization

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - Arrival of seaplane (Captain Page, Pilot) at Quantico, May 6, 1919, carrying Marines Magazines to the boys stationed there

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - Arriv...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order)

Ceremonies and Parades - "Heroes Day" celebrated in New York City.  New York City observed its first "Heroes Day" to commorate the lives of the soldiers, sailors, and marines who died in France.  Mothers, sisters, and sweethearts bringing flowers to the mound, Central park in memory of the departed heroes

Ceremonies and Parades - "Heroes Day" celebrated in New York City. Ne...

Date Taken: 1918. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood © Ceremonies and Parades

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - The Return of the Victory Feelt to New York. With clocklike precision, which is so characteristic of the United States Navy, America's majestic fleet moved up the Hudson River through a heavy snowstorm. After the review of the fleet by Secretary Daniels, half of the sailorscame ashore to partake in a parade down Fifth Avenue where they were cheered by thousands of people. The photo shows a division passing the reviewing stand in front of the Public Library. Secretary Daniels in a silk hat can be seen near the center post

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - The Return of the Victory Feelt to New Y...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines who stopped Hun drive at Chateau Thierry parade in Philadelphia.  General view of the parade

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines who stopped Hun drive at Chateau Thie...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood, N. Y. Ceremonies and Parades

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - California College Men of Ambulance Service Depart for France. Scene attending the departure of 65 California College men, for the war ambulance service in France. The greateast patriotic outpouring in San Francisco since the beginning of the war marked the departure on April 24th of 65 college men from the University of California and Leland-Stanford. Before leaving, a monster ovation was given the men at the Auditorium. 15,000 bid them God-Speed. The Army and Navy joined with the 1500 U. of C. cadets and the 1000 cadets from Lelan Stanford in escorting the ambulance men to the Auditorium and to the train which bore them eastward

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - California College Men of Ambulance Serv...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines waiting for the Admiral coming on board

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines waiting for the Admiral coming on boa...

Date Taken: 1910. - Photographer: E. Muller, New York, N.Y. Ceremonies and Parades

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Independence Day Parade, N.Y. City. In foreground, British float; marching behind is a group of British Marines

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Independence Day Parade, N.Y. Ci...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Camouflage - Soldiers Training - Marine Barracks, Mare Island Naval Training Station, Cal. Group of Marines protecting the art of make-up. This form of camouflage is used by reconnoitering parties in trench raids

Camouflage - Soldiers Training - Marine Barracks, Mare Island Naval Tr...

Photographer: Chas. Feinberg Camouflage - Soldiers Training

Artists - Noted artist paints original poster "Tell it to the Marines." James Montgomery Flagg, artist has given the public an opportunity to see him in action. He produced a life size picture of poster "Tell it to the Marines" in the N.Y. Public Library, to stimulate Marine recruiting. At right can be seen man who poased for him

Artists - Noted artist paints original poster "Tell it to the Marines....

Date Taken: 07/0/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Artists

Ceremonies - Liberations - Memorial Day, 1918 - Patriotic demonstrations. Marines from Iona Island parading at Peekskill, N.Y

Ceremonies - Liberations - Memorial Day, 1918 - Patriotic demonstratio...

Photographer: U.S. Naval Rifle Range Ceremonies - Liberations - Memorial Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - First Naval Reserve Unit leaves New York for sea. First Battalionof the Naval Reserve of New York marching down Fifth Avenue, New York, passing down Fifth Avenue, New York, passing in front of the Public Library at 41st Street. April 7, 1917

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - First Naval Reserve Unit leaves New York...

Date Taken: 4/7/1917. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies and Parades - New York City pays first tribute to fallen sons.  New York observed it's first "Heroes Day" to commemorate the lives of the soldiers, marines, and sailors who died in France.  Mrs. Laura Prisk and Veterans of the Civil War, with the original battle flag of Farrgut, at the Soldiers and Sailors monument on Riverside Drive

Ceremonies and Parades - New York City pays first tribute to fallen so...

Date Taken: 1918. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood © Ceremonies and Parades

Ceremonies - Demobilization - Gallant 2nd Marines March amid New York's applause. In mass formation, the men of the 2nd Division, including the 5th and 6th Marines, parading up 5th Avenue to the deafening cheers of the crowds

Ceremonies - Demobilization - Gallant 2nd Marines March amid New York'...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Ceremonies - Demobilization

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines at attention when the Admiral arrives aboard ship

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines at attention when the Admiral arrives...

Date Taken: 1911. - Photographer: E. Muller, New York, N.Y. Ceremonies and Parades

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Sailors parading down 5th Ave., N.Y. City after the review of their Battlecraft in the Hudson River recently

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Sailors parading down 5th Ave., N.Y. Cit...

Photographer: Paul Thompson Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Wounded Marines receive coffee along line of parade from canteen workers

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Wounded Marines receive ...

Original Caption: Wounded Marines receive coffee along line of parade from canteen workers. Canteen worker distributing coffee to wounded marines who have choice of seats in enormous grandstand during parade o... more

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Sailors parade in Chicago, Ill. Sailors from Great Lakes Naval Training Station parading ion Michigan Ave

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Sailors parade in Chicago, Ill. Sailors ...

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Victory Fleet Sailors parade in New York. Members of Victory Fleet passing under arch on Fifth Avenue

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Victory Fleet Sailors parade in New York...

Photographer: Bain News Service Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - French Marines. 4th July Parade. Independence Day Parade, 1918 New York City. French marines marching in the parade

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - French Marines. 4th July Parade....

Photographer: Brown Brothers Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - U.S. Sailors marching in a New York Street Parade, 1917

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - U.S. Sailors marching in a New York Stre...

Date Taken: 1917. - Photographer: Paul Thompson Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines who Stopped Hun drive at Chateau Thiery parade in Philadelphia, PA.  Citizens of Phila. Pa., turned out in a blinding snowstorm to greet the boys

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines who Stopped Hun drive at Chateau Thie...

Date Taken: 1919. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood, N. Y. Ceremonies and Parades

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Naval recruits arrive in New York for Big Meet. One thousand of the tars in trianing at the Pelham Bay Naval Training Station arrived in the city for the big Military and Naval Meet and Ball which will be held in Madison Square Garden. The men will be quartered in the 69th Regiment Armory. The photograph shows a general view of the men marching down Fifth Avenue with full equipment. This is the first time these boys have been shown to New Yorkers on parade

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Naval recruits arrive in New York for Bi...

Date Taken: 3/12/1918. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies - Preparedness Day, Washington, D.C. - Marine veterans stage realistic battle in Philadelphia, PA. to stimulate recruiting. Two hundred United States Marines, veterans of the Nicaraguan, Haytian and Dominican campaigns, staged a sham battle in the very heart of Philadelphia, PA., to stimulate recruiting. Divided into defenders and attackers, the former using the ruins of the buildings which are being razed to make way for a park. The Marines Marines skirmishedfor two hours. The men were attired in field uniform loaded down with equipment, hauled field guns and light artillery as though the taking of the city depended upon their efforts. The battle was planned as part of the recruiting campaign of the Marine Corps. Photo shows Marines enroute to battle; Madeline McCadden bearing the standard. 1917

Ceremonies - Preparedness Day, Washington, D.C. - Marine veterans stag...

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Preparedness Day, Washington, D.C.

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Massachusetts - Hero Marines parade in Boston.  Marines passing the State House, Governor Coolidge and staff on the steps of the Capitol

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Massachusetts - Hero Marines parade...

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - Massachusetts

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Returning U.S. Victory Fleet acclaimed in Hudson River review. Marines, soldiers of land and sea, marching in the great parade along Fifth Avenue. After the review of the fleet, thousands of men were released from the ships to participate in the parade

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Returning U.S. Victory Fleet acclaimed i...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies and Parades - Patriotic Demonstrations.  Marines and Sailors parading, Peekskill, N. Y

Ceremonies and Parades - Patriotic Demonstrations. Marines and Sailor...

Photographer: U.S. Naval Rifle Range Ceremonies and Parades

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Efforts of Red Cross workers helps to well Red Cross Fund. Red Cross workers who have helped to collect over a quarter of a million dollars for the new York County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Marines also aided the cause

American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments - Efforts of Re...

Photographer: Kadel & Herbert American Red Cross - Soliciting Funds - Entertainments

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Parade of the Victory Fleet passing the reviewing stand at 42nd Street and 5th Ave., New York City

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Parade of the Victory Fleet passing the ...

Photographer: Bain News Service Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines who stopped Hun drive at Chateau Thierry parade in Phila. PA.  Citizens of Philadelphia turned out in a blinding snow storm to gree the boys

Ceremonies and Parades - Marines who stopped Hun drive at Chateau Thie...

Date Taken: 1919. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood, N.Y. Ceremonies and Parades

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Returning U.S. Victory Fleet acclaimed in Hudson River Review. Following the arrival of the Victory Fleet, thousands of the sailors went ashore and took part in a parade in New York City. This photo shows one of the fine lines of blue jackets

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Returning U.S. Victory Fleet acclaimed i...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - An appreciation -- Marines at Quantico, VA. enjoying "the Marines Magazine" brought to them by seaplane and distributed by Miss Hitchler and Mrs. Hutchinson, May 6, 1919

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - An ap...

Date Taken: 5/6/1919 Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order)

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - United States - The U.S. Marines in training at Quantico, Virginia recently going through their drills for the benefit of Secretary Daniels and other members of the Government

Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - United States - The U.S. Marines i...

Date Taken: 6/1/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Chemical Warfare Service - Drills - United States

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - Distribution of "The Marines Magainze" at Quantico, VA., taken there by seaplane. Capt. Page, Pilot, May 6, 1919

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - Distr...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order)

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Sailors from N.T. Camp, University of Washington Campus, Seattle, Wash

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Sailors from N.T. Camp, University of Wa...

Photographer: Webster & Stevens Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - 2nd Naval Battalion, Brooklyn, New York, leaving for service. The battalion is here shown marching through Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., April 1917

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - 2nd Naval Battalion, Brooklyn, New York,...

Date Taken: 04/0/1917. - Photographer: Brooklyn Eagle, New York Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies - Review in Theatre of Operations - American Troops - General Pershing reviews Second Division in Germany

Ceremonies - Review in Theatre of Operations - American Troops - Gener...

Original Caption: General Pershing reviews Second Division in Germany. General Pershing inspecting a regiment of Marines of Second Division during his recent visit to Army of Occupation. The Second is compose... more

Decorations - Presentations - By Foreign Governments - Captain Garvey, U.S. Marines, at attention during reading of citation awarding him the Croix de Guerre. Cincinnati, Ohio

Decorations - Presentations - By Foreign Governments - Captain Garvey,...

Date Taken: 5/3/1919 Photographer: Felix J. Koch Decorations - Presentations - By Foreign Governments

Decorations - Presentations - American - Brigadier General Eli K. Cole awarding medals to a group of Marines who excel in workmanship

Decorations - Presentations - American - Brigadier General Eli K. Cole...

Date Taken: 1918 Photographer: Recruiting Publicity Bureau of U.S.M.C. Decorations - Presentations - American

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City. Among the many floats representing a half-hundred nations was this one contributed by Armenians; British marines are in the foreground

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - July 4th Parade on Fifth Avenue,...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - New York International Exposition of Sciences, Arts and Industries. Sailors from the Pelham Bay Naval Reserve Training Station paraded on the grounds of the New York International Exposition of Sciences, Arts and Industries which opened June 29, 1918. The exposition is situated at East 177th St., New York City

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - New York International Exposition of Sci...

Date Taken: 6/29/1918. - Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Miss Muriel Wright of the American Library Association in charge of the Washington Campaign for magazines, sending copies of the magazine "Marine" by seaplane to the Marines at Quantico, VA., May 6, 1919. Capt. Page, Pilot

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Miss Muriel Wright ...

Date Taken: 5/6/1919 Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Library Personnel

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Boston honors Naval heroes. Sailors in parade pass reviewing stand before City Hall

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Boston honors Naval heroes. Sailors in p...

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Patriotic demonstration in Boston, Mass. Sailors of transports and destroyers parade

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Patriotic demonstration in Boston, Mass....

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

American Red Cross - Refreshments - Canteen service for soldiers. American Red Cross Service for soldiers, sailors and marines

American Red Cross - Refreshments - Canteen service for soldiers. Amer...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - Refreshments

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Marines from the overseas fleet parading on 5th Ave., N.Y. City

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Marines from the overseas fleet parading...

Photographer: Paul Thompson Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Boy's Activities - Junior Naval Reserve - Other Camps - U.S. Land Battleship "Recruit" launched. The launching of the Land Battleship Recruit, N.Y. City, was a galaoccasion and one of the most important Memorial Day ceremonies. The Recruit was dedicated to serve as a monster recruiting center for the Navy and Marines. Members of the American Junior Naval and Marine Scouts on board the "Recruit."

Boy's Activities - Junior Naval Reserve - Other Camps - U.S. Land Batt...

Date Taken: 5/30/1918 Photographer: International Film Service Boy's Activities - Junior Naval Reserve - Other Camps

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - East Providence, R.I., war activities. "Blue Jackets" in "Wake Up America" parade

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - East Providence, R.I., war activities. "...

Photographer: T.H. Ray, East Providence, R.I. Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Miss Theresa Hitchler receiving "The Marines" from Captain Page, pilot of the seaplane which brought the magazines from Washington to Quantico, VA., for distribution to a thousand marines, May 6, 1919

American Library Association - Library Personnel - Miss Theresa Hitchl...

Date Taken: 5/6/1919 Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Library Personnel

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - East Providence, R.I., war activities. Detachment of "Blue Jackets" from Rumford Rifle Range located in East Providence
Ceremonies - Miscellaneous Reviews and Camp Scenes - U.S. Marines in review

Ceremonies - Miscellaneous Reviews and Camp Scenes - U.S. Marines in r...

Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Ceremonies - Miscellaneous Reviews and Camp Scenes

Artists - Noted artist makes statuette of Marine poster. James Montgomery Flagg, modeling a clay statuette of his famous poster, "Tell that to the Marines."

Artists - Noted artist makes statuette of Marine poster. James Montgom...

Date Taken: 09/0/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Artists

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - U.S. Marines receiving singing lessons, Quantico, VA

American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order) - U.S. ...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - V&W (not in alphabetical order)

Ceremonies - Review in Theatre of Operations - Italian Army and Miscellaneous Reviews - Celebration of the signing of the Armistice in China

Ceremonies - Review in Theatre of Operations - Italian Army and Miscel...

Original Caption: Celebration of the signing of the Armistice in China. Allied troops at attention in front of temple in Pekin, the Forbidden City of China. French Colonials at extreme left, U.S. Marines at e... more

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Naval parade at Chicago, Ill

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - Naval parade at Chicago, Ill

Photographer: International Film Service Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Marines at practice with airplane guns; Miami, FLA. The gunner or observer aboard an airship must be on the alert for enemy planes. These marine aviators are practicing shooting at miniature planes

Airplanes - Miscellaneous - Marines at practice with airplane guns; Mi...

Date Taken: 6/0/1918 Photographer: Underwood & Underwood Airplanes - Miscellaneous

The War is Over for These Korean Captives of U.S. Marines who have Planted their Flag Atop Wolmi Island, at Inchon

The War is Over for These Korean Captives of U.S. Marines who have Pla...

Original Caption: The war is over for these Korean captives of U. S. Marines who have planted their flag atop Wolmi Island, at Inchon. Marines tried to take prisoners, to spare lives. 1st MarDiv. Korea. Pho... more

Photograph of Army Day Parade in Washington, DC

Photograph of Army Day Parade in Washington, DC

View of Marines marching in front of the National Archives Building in dress uniform. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

Photograph of Gun Crews during the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

Photograph of Gun Crews during the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

Original caption: Gun crews during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7 1941. Marines and soldiers fire on raiding Japanese planes. General Photographic File of the Department of Navy

Photograph of Cake in Wardroom of USS Nautilus before Raid on Makin Island

Photograph of Cake in Wardroom of USS Nautilus before Raid on Makin Is...

Original caption: U.S. Raid on Makin Island, August 1942. CUTTING "Good Luck" cake in wardroom of USS Nautilus. Left to Right W. H. Brookman, Jr., Lt. Comdr, USN, Commanding officer Lt. Col. E. F. Carlson USMC ... more

Photograph of Corporal Vernon F. Paulstick, a Marine Commando aboard the USS Nautilus Going Top Side for Raid on Makin Island

Photograph of Corporal Vernon F. Paulstick, a Marine Commando aboard t...

Original caption: U.S. Raid on Makin Island, August 1942. Corp. Vernon F. Paulstick, USMC, a Marine Commando aboard USS Nautilus going to top side for raid on Makin Island. General Photographic File of the Depa... more

Photograph of Burning of Gasoline Stowage on Makin Island after Marine Commando Raid

Photograph of Burning of Gasoline Stowage on Makin Island after Marine...

Original caption: Burning of gasoline stowage on Makin Island after Marine Commando raid. Shot from USS Nautilus (SS-168) waiting to take Marines off island. General Photographic File of the Department of Navy

Photographs of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Boarding USS Argonaut as She Docks in Pearl Harbor after Makin Island Raid

Photographs of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Boarding USS Argonaut as She ...

Original caption: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (back to camera) is first on board USS Argonaut as she docks in Pearl Harbor after participating in raid on Makin Island, Aug., 1942. He is shaking hands with Major J... more

Lieutenant Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC, Commanding Officer of 1ST Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment at Guadalcanal (1942)

Lieutenant Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC, Commanding Officer ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Guadalcanal Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Sheldon O. Hall, standing next to a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, 1943. 1LT Hall is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. His hometown is Ottawa, Ohio.  (Exact date shot unknown)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Henderson Field State: Guadalcanal Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SGT C.L. Smith, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public... more

Major General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Marine Guadalcanal Commander, Stands with Men of His Command After Decorating Marine Heroes of Guadalcanal at an Allied Pacific Base Recently

Major General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Marine Guadalcanal Commander, St...

Original Caption: Major General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Marine Guadalcanal commander, stands with men of his command after decorating Marine heroes of Guadalcanal at an Allied Pacific base recently. Front row (... more

At a Recent Parade at an Allied Base in the South Pacific, Members of a Marine Regiment Received High Decorations from Major General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Commander at the Base

At a Recent Parade at an Allied Base in the South Pacific, Members of ...

Original Caption: At a recent parade at an Allied base in the South Pacific, members of a Marine Regt. Received high decorations from Maj. Gen. A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, Commander at the base. Posing with their r... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Paul A. Mullen, taken in the cockpit of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Guadalcanal, June 6, 1943. 1LT Mullen is an ace pilot and is credited with 6 kills. His hometown is 45 Ordale Boulevard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Guadalcanal Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SGT W. G. Wilson, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Frank B. Baldwin, taken at Russell Islands July 3, 1943 as he sits in the cockpit of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. 1LT Baldwin is an Ace Pilot credited with 10 kills

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Russell Islands Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), Joseph H. Reinberg, taken at Guadalcanal, July 4, 1943. MAJ Reinberg is an Ace Pilot credited with 7 kills. (Substandard image)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Guadalcanal Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: Mgen Bert Lynch, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jack Pittman, Jr, taken at Russell Island, July 4, 1943 as he sits in the cockpit of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. TSGT Pittman is an Ace Pilot credited with 7 kills. His hometown is Amarillo, Texas

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Technical...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Georgia Islands Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT E. Hart, Jr, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) Donald H. Sapp, taken at Russell Islands September 15, 1943. MAJ Sapp is an Ace Pilot credited with 11 kills.  (Substandard image)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Russell Islands Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT E. M. Hart, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) William N. Case, Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"taken at Russell Islands, October 5, 1943. 1LT Case is an Ace Pilot credited with 8 kills

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Rusell Islands Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Edwin M. Hart, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Alvin J. Jensen, standing in front of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Vella LaVella, Soloman Islands, November 14, 1943. 2LT Jensen is an Ace Pilot credited with 7 kills

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vella Lavella Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt D. Q. White, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) John F. Bolt, Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"taken at Vella La Vella, December 5, 1943 as he stands in front of a USMC F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. 1LT Bolt is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. His hometown is Sanford, Florida

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Vella La Vella Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SGT D. W. White, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Don H. Fisher, taken at Russell Islands, October 15, 1943. 1LT Fisher is a member of Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"and is credited with 2 kills. His home is 2301 Southwest 23rd St, Miami, Florida.  (Substandard image)

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Don...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Russell Islands Country: Solomon Islands (SLB) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Edwin M. Hart, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

Photograph of Royal British Marines during Final Amphibious Maneuvers on the North African Coast

Photograph of Royal British Marines during Final Amphibious Maneuvers ...

Original caption: The Coast Guard Lands the British Marines- Down the ramps, through the surf and up the beach dash Royal British Marines form U.S. Coast Guard-manned landing craft during final amphibious maneu... more

Troops of 3rd Wave ("A" Co 5th Marines) Consolidate Position on Beach,  Guadalcanal, Vasicek
Marines on Beach, 1st. Div. 5th Marines Co. "A". Peleliu, Vasicek

Marines on Beach, 1st. Div. 5th Marines Co. "A". Peleliu, Vasicek

General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Charles W. Drake, taken at San Diego, California (CA), 1945. 1LT Drake is a World War II (WWII) Ace Pilot credited with 5 kills. A photograph of a US Navy F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background.  (Exact date shot unknown)

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Cha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Dewey F. Durnford, taken at San Diego, California (CA), 1945. 1LT Durnford is a World War II (WWII) Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills also he awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Air Medals. A photograph of a US Navy F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background.  (Exact date shot unknown)

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Dew...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major Jefferson D. Dorroh, Jr, taken at San Deigo, California (CA), 1945. MAJ Dorroh is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. A picture of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background.  (Exact date shot unknown)

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major Jefferson D. Dorroh,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), Edmund F. Overend, taken at San Deigo, California (CA), 1945 as he sits in the cockpit of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft. MAJ Overend is an Ace Pilot credited with 9 kills. (Exact date shot unknown)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Williams L. Hood, standing on the wing of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Okinawa, Japan, 1945. 1LT Hood is an Ace Pilot credited with 5 kills.  (Exact date shot unknown)

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: Beall, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Jeremiah J. O'Keffe, taken at Marine Corps Air Depot, Miramar, San Diego, California (CA), 1945. 1LT O'Keffe is an ace pilot and is credited with 7 kills. His hometown is Ocean Springs, Mississippi. A photograph of a US Navy F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background.  (Exact date shot unknown)

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Jer...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: R... more

Marines Pinned Down By Japanese Fire

Marines Pinned Down By Japanese Fire

Original Caption: MARINES PINNED DOWN BY JAP FIRE—Men of the First Marine Division keep close to the ground while under heavy Jap mortar and machine gun fire on the crest of newly won hill bounding "Awacha Pock... more

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Gregory"Pappy"Boyington, Commander, Marine Fighter Squadron 214 (VMF-214)"Black Sheep"taken at Marine Corps Headquarter, Washington D.C., October 4, 1945. LTC Boyington was awarded the Medal of Honor and is an Ace Pilot credited with 28 kills

Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) G...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines] - [PAR-7836 through PAR-7840]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines] - [PAR-7836 through PAR-7840]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines] - [PAR-7836 through PAR-7840]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines] - [PAR-7836 through PAR-7840]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines]

[Hotel Continental, Dance of the Marines] - [PAR-7836 through PAR-7840]