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War Dogs  US Marine Corps: WWII. Pacific Theater, Combat-contact.

War Dogs US Marine Corps: WWII. Pacific Theater, Combat-contact.

Military men & pets

Military men & pets

13 Mar 42: The US Army creates the K-9 Corps to train dogs to preform sentry duty at supply depots. Thirty-two breeds of dogs were initially accepted for training but by 1944 that list had been reduced to seven: German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Belgian Sheep Dogs, Siberian huskies, farm collies, Eskimo dogs, and Malamutes. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0313&s=420313 #WWII

13 Mar 42: The US Army creates the K-9 Corps to train dogs to preform sentry duty at supply depots. Thirty-two breeds of dogs were initially accepted for training but by 1944 that list had been reduced to seven: German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Belgian Sheep Dogs, Siberian huskies, farm collies, Eskimo dogs, and Malamutes. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0313&s=420313 #WWII

war dogs | Doberman Marine War Dog Devil Dogs at Guam WWII Photo

war dogs | Doberman Marine War Dog Devil Dogs at Guam WWII Photo

Canines of the QM War Dog Platoon were used on Biak Island, off the coast-The capture of Biak Island cost the Americans nearly 3,000 casualties, with 474 killed and 2,428 wounded. From their good service on Biak and other Pacific islands, the 41st received another nickname: the Jungleers. The Japanese fought to annihilation, with 6,100 killed and 450 submitting to being captured. In addition, some 4,000 Japanese were unaccounted for, missing in action and presumed dead.

Canines of the QM War Dog Platoon were used on Biak Island, off the coast-The capture of Biak Island cost the Americans nearly 3,000 casualties, with 474 killed and 2,428 wounded. From their good service on Biak and other Pacific islands, the 41st received another nickname: the Jungleers. The Japanese fought to annihilation, with 6,100 killed and 450 submitting to being captured. In addition, some 4,000 Japanese were unaccounted for, missing in action and presumed dead.

Private John L. Drugan and his dog Pal on Okinawa, May 1945. Pal saved a platoon of Marines from an ambush by alerting his handler of a hidden Japanese machine gun nest.

Private John L. Drugan and his dog Pal on Okinawa, May 1945. Pal saved a platoon of Marines from an ambush by alerting his handler of a hidden Japanese machine gun nest.

WWII doberman

Marine Dogs of WWII

WWII doberman

Marine Corp War Dog Photo Doberman Checking Cave for Enemy Iwo Jima WWII

Marine Corp War Dog Photo Doberman Checking Cave for Enemy Iwo Jima WWII 20949

Marine Corp War Dog Photo Doberman Checking Cave for Enemy Iwo Jima WWII

January 1943: Two American soldiers of the 32nd Division cautiously fire into a Japanese dugout before entering it for inspection during a drive on Buna, which resulted in a defeat of Japanese forces in the Papaun peninsula of New Guinea during World War II. (AP Photo/U.S. Army Signal Corps) #

January 1943: Two American soldiers of the 32nd Division cautiously fire into a Japanese dugout before entering it for inspection during a drive on Buna, which resulted in a defeat of Japanese forces in the Papaun peninsula of New Guinea during World War II. (AP Photo/U.S. Army Signal Corps) #

1000 yd stare... eyes that have seen too much.  Sgt John H. Parks, Mill Creek, IN, 2nd Plt, B Co, 37th Tank Bn, 4th Armored Div, KIA at age 25 during the Battle of the Bulge at Bigonville, Luxembourg on 23 Dec 1944.

1000 yd stare... eyes that have seen too much. Sgt John H. Parks, Mill Creek, IN, 2nd Plt, B Co, 37th Tank Bn, 4th Armored Div, KIA at age 25 during the Battle of the Bulge at Bigonville, Luxembourg on 23 Dec 1944.

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