American Tanks

Top choice historic site in Peleliu

Image by WWII American Tanks, Peleliu Island, Palau, by Jean-Bernard Carillet Lonely Planet

Northwest of the airstrip, two sturdy-looking US tanks rust in union on a grassy patch of land near a dirt track. Both are LVTs – Landing Vehicle Tractors – that were used to carry US Marines from ship to shore when the US invasion forces landed on Japanese-controlled Peleliu in September 1944. One tank is equipped with a 75mm gun.

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