The World War II Multimedia Database

For the 72 Million

22nd Marines Get Coffee Aboard USS Middleton (APA-25) After Battle of Engebi

Image Information
Left, USMC Private First Class Faris “Bob“ M. Tuohy (1924- ) of theThird Battalion, independent 22nd Marine Regiment, drinks coffee in the mess aboard USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25) after surviving the two-day fight for Engebi in Eniwetok Atoll. The First and Second Battalions of the 22nd Marines secured the island, killing 736 Japanese soldiers and Korean laborers. Only nineteen surrendered. This photo was passed by American censors and widely distributed, one of the few wartime releases to show the psychological effects of war. At right, Private First Class Stephen Garboski (1921-1944) of Ringoes, New Jersey, also recuperates with coffee. On Guam in July 1944, Garboski was one of 1,147 men of the First Provisional Marine Brigade (which by then included the 22nd Marines) killed in action. Tuohy states he was a victim of friendly fire when USAAF aircraft attacked Marine positions. Tuohy also believes the man in the center was killed by the Japanese on Okinawa.
Image Filename wwii1681.jpg
Image Size 1.98 MB
Image Dimensions 2936 x 2248
Photographer Platnick, Ray R.
Photographer Title Photographer‘s Mate, United States Coast Guard
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed February 19, 1944
Location USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25)
City Off Engebi
State or Province Eniwetok
Country Marshalls
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

Next Post

Previous Post

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2024 The World War II Multimedia Database

Theme by Anders Norén