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The Pacific War: 1942-1945

War correspondent W. Eugene Smith's documentation of the conflict in the Pacific between 1942-1945

W. Eugene Smith

World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The Battle of Iwo Jima (Japanese island). US Marine demolition team blasting out a cave on Hill 382. Iwo Jima. February, 1945. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. Battle of Saipan Island. Japanese civilians emerging from hiding. Saipan Island. June, 1944. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese island). A US soldier helps a wounded soldier belonging to his unit, after an attack against the Japanese positions. Okinawa. Apr (...)
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. US Marines. Battle of Saipan Island. 27 June, 1944. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. Battle of Saipan Island. US Marine holding a wounded and dying baby found in the mountains. Saipan Island. June, 1944. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. Wounded US Marines. Battle of Saipan Island. 8 July, 1944. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The crew of the USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier being briefed before an attack. 1943. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. US Navy Avenger fighter bomber, belonging to the USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier, drops its load on the Marshall Islands, occupied by the Japanese. January-Febr (...)
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. Battle of Saipan Island. US Avenger fighter bombers moving towards the Saipan Island, to attack the Japanese. Saipan Island. June, 1944. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese island).

US anti-aerial artillery. March 1945. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. American air-raid against the Island of Rabaul, occupied by the Japanese. The USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier being attacked by Japanese planes. November 11th, (...)
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The Battle of Iwo Jima (Japanese island). US forces landing on the beach. Iowa Jima. February, 1945. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. American attack against a Japanese ship, during the Marshall Islands Campaign. January-March, 1944. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The Battle of Iwo Jima (Japanese island). US forces landing on the beach. Iowa Jima. February, 1945. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese island).

US flame throwers used to dislodge the Japanese from their bunkers. April, 1945. © | Magnum Photos
World War II. The Pacific Campaign. The Battle of Iwo Jima (Japanese island). US amphibious troops seen from a former Japanese gun tower. Iowa Jima. February, 1945. © | Magnum Photos

In 1942, W. Eugene Smith became a war correspondent and spent most of the next three years covering the Pacific War. His most dramatic photographs were taken during the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945.