A poor decision led to the United States attack upon an island in the Pacific that had little value for the United States. The decision to attack the island led to some of the worst deaths of any battle against the Japanese. The island was of questionable value and produced the highest casualty rate for U.S. personnel of any battle in the Pacific. The battle lasted from September to November of 1944.
First wave of U.S. Marines going ashore at Peleliu.