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Peleliu Battlefield

  • Address: Entire island
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

In the World War II battle for Peleliu Island, US marines and army forces took control of the island from entrenched Japanese troops after 74 days of fighting. Japanese fortifications included extensive caves, including a 3 chamber hospital. The battle was one of the longest and bloodiest fights during the war in the Pacific. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event

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Particulars for Peleliu Battlefield:
Historic Use Battle site
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Sight Category Site
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 85001754
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, State
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1944
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Battle site
Current Function: Agriculture, subsistence, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Underwater Agricultural fields

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