Historic Photos
Wotje Atoll, World War II

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Photo #: 80-G-347131

Emaciated Japanese Naval Personnel

Photographed at a Japanese hospital in the Marshall Islands, 15 September 1945. They show the effects of the blockade and constant bombardment of "bypassed" Japanese-held islands in the central Pacific over the last year-and-a-half of World War II.
Location is probably Wotje or Maloelap Atoll.
Photographed by Photographer's Mate First Class Louis Lazarow, of Naval Air Base, Majuro.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.


Bibliographic citation for this document

Wotje Atoll, World War II
URL: http://marshall.csu.edu.au/Marshalls/html/WWII_Pix/Wotje.html

Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.
e-mail: dspennemann@csu.edu.au

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