leyte beach

Members of Combat Photo Unit 10 sit atop two jeeps on a jungle road. “Combat Photo Unit 10, 161st signal photo co. rest in town square of Palo, Leyte, near Red Beach.” Palo, Leyte, Philippines. 22 October 1944.

U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph, Gift of Donald E. Mittelstaedt, from the collection of the National WWII Museum.

“Landing barges loaded with U.S. troops bound for the beaches of Leyte island, in October 1944, as American and Japanese fighter planes duel to the death overhead. The men aboard the crafts watch the dramatic battle in the sky as they approach the shore.”

(AP)