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Kwajalein Operation
Fourth division Marines salute as the flag is raised on Roi Island, Kwajalein Atoll, marking the capture of this Japanese stronghold, 2 February 1944. Work goes on in the command post at the base of the flagpole. In the background is the remains of a three story concrete building, victim of the pre-invasion bombardment. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo.

Photo by: Courtesy  |  VIRIN: 240220-N-XX999-1007.JPG