US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943Battleship USS Maryland firing her main guns in the pre-invasion bombardment of Tarawa, 20 Nov 1943. Task Force commander, Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill, at left edge of photo looking through binoculars.Captured Japanese 8-in gun emplacement, which was previously captured from the British at Singapore; Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 20 Nov 1943; photo 1 of 2Captured Japanese 8-in gun emplacement, which was previously captured from the British at Singapore; Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 20 Nov 1943; photo 2 of 2
US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943Battleship USS Maryland firing her main guns in the pre-invasion bombardment of Tarawa, 20 Nov 1943. Task Force commander, Rear Admiral Harry W. Hill, at left edge of photo looking through binoculars.Captured Japanese 8-in gun emplacement, which was previously captured from the British at Singapore; Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 20 Nov 1943; photo 1 of 2Captured Japanese 8-in gun emplacement, which was previously captured from the British at Singapore; Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 20 Nov 1943; photo 2 of 2
Japanese command post after American shelling and attack, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 21 Nov 1943US Coast Guard personnel transporting supplies to Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, circa 20-23 Nov 1943; note the wreck of an American LCVP in center of photoUS Navy F6F-3 Hellcats and USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group share the Mullinix airstrip on Tarawa Island, Gilbert Islands, Jan-Apr 1944.
Japanese command post after American shelling and attack, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 21 Nov 1943US Coast Guard personnel transporting supplies to Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, circa 20-23 Nov 1943; note the wreck of an American LCVP in center of photoUS Navy F6F-3 Hellcats and USAAF B-25 Mitchell bombers of the 41st Bomb Group share the Mullinix airstrip on Tarawa Island, Gilbert Islands, Jan-Apr 1944.


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