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Description:Sunday Mass on Peleliu. Lt. Charles M. Eggert, USN Chaplain from St. Paul, Minnesota celebrates Mass on Peleliu. The Chaplain, attached to the 3rd Bn. 5th Marine utilized an ox cart as an alter. The crew of the truck remained aboard their vehicle in case a hurried call interrupted them during Mass. A Japanese administration building, wrecked during the artillery duel, is in the background. September 24, 1944. (National Archives, #95746.
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