The 21st Infantry Regiment Prepares to Assault Leyte

October 20,1944Photograph

Thousands of landing craft would take the nearly 200,000 American troops ashore in their mission to dislodge the Japanese from the Philippines. Prior to the arrival of the main assault, the 21st Infantry Regiment landed on the southern end of the island to clear the beaches and establish a foothold for the arrival of the rest of the 6th Army.

Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

The 21st Infantry Regiment preparing to assault the island of Leyte.