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Peleliu: The Bitterest Battle of the Corps
"Peleliu: this island battle is seldom talked about or written about. Here is a quiz in honor of those who went ashore there."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which Marine Division was given the task of seizing Peleliu from the Japanese?
the 4th Marine Division
the 2nd Marine Division
the 1st Marine Division
the 3rd Marine Division
Where is Peleliu located?
in the Marshall Islands
in the Solomon Islands
in the Palau Islands
in the Gilbert Islands
How many days did General Rupertus predict the battle would last?
What was the name of the coral obstacle that needed to be taken on D-Day at Peleliu?
What made the fight for Peleliu different from the other island engagements with the Japanese?
they used US tactics
they used Banzai Charges
they did not waste manpower
they used naval personel
The battle of Peleliu was tough. Besides the Japanese defenders, what was the biggest concern for the Marines?
What natrual feature on Peleliu gave the Japanese defenders an advantage?
What is the Umurbrogal Pocket better known as?
Bloody Nose Ridge
What did Chesty Puller's Marines think of him after the battle?
they mourned his death
that he was a legend
that he was a glory hound
they were indifferent
Why is the seizure of Peleliu considered controversial to this day?
casualties were too high
the island had no strategic value
no one had ever heard of Peleliu
it cost the US Navy too many ships
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Compiled May 24 13