From the series:General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 - 1981
The Battle of Saipan began seventy years ago on June 15, 1944, with combined U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army forces making amphibious landings against the entrenched Japanese forces on the Pacific island (only days after the Normandy Landings on D-Day).
Photograph of Marines on Training Maneuvers, 02/13/1944
The Marine Corps perfected the over-the-beach assault during the island-hopping campaigns of World War II. The Marines honed their skills through many practice landings like the one shown in this February 13, 1944, photograph.
A view of the Marine Corps Memorial, 02/06/1987
Photographer: Jane E. Rackley. From the series: Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files, 1982 - 2007, from the Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
"The next day a Marine flag appears undisturbed and clean amid office wreckage following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack…"
Photographer PH1 Michael Pendergrass. From the series: Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files, 1982 - 2007
Surfing—Captain Rodney Bothelo, 1st Shore Party Battalion, and Miss Elli Vade Bon Cowur, Associate Director USO, judges for the OSO sponsored surfing contest held September 25, 1966, are shown with Private First Class Robert D. Binkley, FLSG-B, who took first place in the event; Corporal Tim A. Crowder, Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, second place winner, and Lance Corporal Steven C. Richardson, 1st medical Battalion, third place winner., 09/25/1966
Happy International Surfing Day!
Dated November 11, 1947, this photo shows President Harry Truman laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Armistice Day observances. Established following the end of World War I, Armistice Day would be officially renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Marine Corps Aviation!
In honor of the founding of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775, and for National Aviation History Month.
U.S. Marines and Sailors Under the Command of Commander James B. Montgomery Landed at Yerba Buena and Raised the American Flag July 9, 1846.
Seized by United States forces during the Mexican-American War, the town of Yerba Buena would shortly become the city of San Francisco.