In October of 1944 the Japanese and Americans had a vicious grenade battle atop one of the ridges. I found the location and here's what relics I found from that battle.
No! All those grenades exploded! Fuses don't disintigrate and remain intact when the 'nade explodes. We found grenade fuses everywhere on the battlefield and in bunkers/caves. Former Peleliu survivor Everett Pope, who earned the Medal of Honor on Peleliu, told me that they often tossed a grenade and then a few rocks at night atop the ridge just to conserve on grenades and keep the japanese in their caves. Prevented a counter-attack. The Japanese couldn't tell the difference between a live grenade tumbling down the hill and a rock. That's how his band of survivors held out all night!Hello felows:
My, my there is a bunch of American grenade fuses , handles and rings. Interesting that so many fuses are intact, that means that they weren't exploded.... duds ?.