This is an aerial image of Peleliu's famous "Bloody Nose Ridge". Scene of brutal combat in 1944. Unfortunately, the most storied of all ridges is now slowly being erased to time. The ridge on the right, being excavated, is Walt Ridge (renamed Pope Ridge) for the famous battle by Capt. Pope's surviving company during the battle. The ridge is loaded with caves and relics but is no more. Almos half the ridge is now gone, used for coral to pave the road system that circles the island. Very sad...kind of remids me of Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa that is no longer there..