War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Categories: Aerophoto | History

Incredible images from above have revealed to the world the traces of the Second World War in the Pacific region. What remains of the war machines are scattered across the forests, coasts and beaches of the islands. Photographers spotted the wreckage in the Northern Mariana Islands, the Solomon Islands and the Rocky Islands in Palau. There are tanks, all-terrain vehicles, artillery, wreckage of ships, including transport ships, as well as the remains of fighters of the Japanese Imperial Navy, and even personal belongings of soldiers, such as helmets.

The Pacific Theater of World War II included Japanese operations against the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Army. Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and other allied nations also contributed to the turning point of the war when Japanese forces were defeated on Guadalcanal in February 1943.

The US Army lost more than 41,000 soldiers killed, and the number of Marines and sailors killed was 23,160.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

An American M4 Sherman tank in shallow water off the coast of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Wreckage of an American transport ship stranded off the coast of the Nggela Islands, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Mangrove trees have sprouted through the wreckage of the Japanese Imperial Navy destroyer Kikuzuki in Tokyo Bay of the Nggela Islands, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The remains of a Japanese military aircraft "Zero" in the jungle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Japanese fighter "Zero" on the island of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Locals play and walk near the wreckage of the Imperial Japanese Navy transport ship Kinugawa Maru on Tassafaronga Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Top view of one of the Rocky Islands of Palau.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter jet in a forest on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The wing of a Japanese fighter jet sticks out in the dense jungle of the island of Guadalcanal.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

150-mm Japanese howitzer "Type 96" in the forests of the island of Guadalcanal.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Japanese fighter "Zero" close-up.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Traces of the Second World War in the jungle of the island of Guadalcanal.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Near-submerged piers used by Imperial Japanese Navy ships during World War II, on the island of Gavutu, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The chassis of a Japanese fighter.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer Kikuzuki off the coast of the Nggela Islands, Solomon Islands.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

U.S. Marine Corps amphibious vehicle on Guadalcanal Island.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Japanese transport ship "Kinugawa Maru" off the coast of Guadalcanal Island.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

A submerged Japanese reconnaissance plane.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The wreckage of American amphibious all-terrain vehicles in the jungle of Guadalcanal.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

View from the height of the submerged Japanese destroyer "Kikuzuki".

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The wreckage of a Japanese plane.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

What's left of the American amphibious all-terrain vehicles in the jungle.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The helmet of a Japanese soldier in the jungle of Guadalcanal.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

150-mm Japanese howitzer "Type 96".

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

Transport ship "Kinugawa Maru", view from the height.

War Machines of the Second World War, lost on distant islands in the Pacific Ocean

The wreckage of the Japanese warship "Kikuzuki".

Keywords: Planes | War | Aerial photos | History | Ships | Islands | Tanks | World war II | Pacific ocean | Wreckage | Fighting

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