Hospital On LeyteBlack-veiled Philippino women kneeling at benches before alter where priest conducts mass while badly burned American Army officer lies swathed in bandages as he convalesces on cot in Cens Cathedral turned into a makeshift Army hospital.Location: Leyte, Philippines, December, 1944Photographer: W. Eugene Smith, Life Images

Hospital On Leyte

Black-veiled Philippino women kneeling at benches before alter where priest conducts mass while badly burned American Army officer lies swathed in bandages as he convalesces on cot in Cens Cathedral turned into a makeshift Army hospital.

Location: Leyte, Philippines, December, 1944

Photographer: W. Eugene Smith, Life Images

December 7, 1941: Heavy damage is seen on the destroyers, U.S.S. Cassin and the U.S.S. Downes, stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island.

December 7, 1941: Heavy damage is seen on the destroyers, U.S.S. Cassin and the U.S.S. Downes, stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack on the Hawaiian island.

U.S. soldiers drive the wounded from the front lines during the fight to take Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, June 1944. In the first jeep, one soldier drives while a second holds up IV bags attached to two injured men strapped to the vehicle’s hood.

U.S. soldiers drive the wounded from the front lines during the fight to take Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, June 1944. In the first jeep, one soldier drives while a second holds up IV bags attached to two injured men strapped to the vehicle’s hood.



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Surgeons operate on an American soldier wounded by a Japanese sniper, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943 

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Surgeons operate on an American soldier wounded by a Japanese sniper, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943 

June 1944: U.S. Marines move up the beach on Saipan under heavy machine gun fire, during landing operations at the island of the Mariana group.

June 1944: U.S. Marines move up the beach on Saipan under heavy machine gun fire, during landing operations at the island of the Mariana group.

March 1944: Following in the cover of a tank, American infantrymen secure an area on Bougainville, Solomon Islands after Japanese forces infiltrated their lines during the night.

March 1944: Following in the cover of a tank, American infantrymen secure an area on Bougainville, Solomon Islands after Japanese forces infiltrated their lines during the night.

May 1944: The first wave of U.S. Infantrymen leave their higgins boats and race through the surf for the beach during the invasion of Wakde Island, Dutch New Guinea during World War II.

May 1944: The first wave of U.S. Infantrymen leave their higgins boats and race through the surf for the beach during the invasion of Wakde Island, Dutch New Guinea during World War II.

February 23, 1944: Captain Carter, upper center with map, briefs his men for amphibious assault operations at Arawe, New Britain aboard a troop transport ship.

February 23, 1944: Captain Carter, upper center with map, briefs his men for amphibious assault operations at Arawe, New Britain aboard a troop transport ship.