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Archives Branch: Campaign Collections

Official records documenting the Marine Corps' involvement in various campaigns.
War dogs on Iwo

World War II Pacific Theater Campaigns


The Archives Branch maintains collections of primary sources pertaining to the Marine Corps' involvement in campaigns against the Japanese in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1945.  These include campaigns for Guadalcanal; Tarawa; Peleliu; Iwo Jima; Saipan and Tinian; Okinawa; Guam.

The finding aids, indexes, and links to maps and photographs on this site highlight some of these collections.  There are also links to books and monographs of the official Marine Corps histories of these battles, as well as links to primary and secondary sources at other repostories.

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact the Archives at (703) 784-4685 or

Note: When requesting materials from these collections, please provide the following information: collection name, collection number, and box number (i.e., Iwo Jima, COLL/3692, Boxes 11-14)

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