Seventy-five years on, Japan is still battling to find remains of its soldiers killed in battle on remote Pacific island.
The Pacific island of Peleliu was the scene of a brutal World War II battle involving US and Japanese soldiers.
The battle was expected to last four days but continued for more than two months with nearly 13,000 dead.
Seventy-five years on, the grim task of identifying and repatriating remains continues.
Al Jazeera’s Nick Clark reports from Peleliu.