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An OS2U Kingfisher float plane being towed ashore at Funafuti, Ellice Islands, mid to late 1942. Note the extremely oversized insignia on the wings.1Lt Charleton 1Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator 1Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator
An OS2U Kingfisher float plane being towed ashore at Funafuti, Ellice Islands, mid to late 1942. Note the extremely oversized insignia on the wings.1Lt Charleton 'Hugh' Cuppernell, the co-pilot of this B-24D Liberator 'Superman' peering through a hole in the aircraft from a 20mm shell over Nauru, Apr 20 1943. The photo was taken at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands; photo 1 of 31Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator 'Superman' peering through a hole in the aircraft from a 20mm shell over Nauru, Apr 20 1943; photo taken at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands; photo 2 of 31Lt Louis Zamperini, bombardier of this B-24D Liberator 'Superman' peering through a hole in the aircraft from a 20mm shell over Nauru, Apr 20 1943; photo taken at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands; photo 3 of 3
B-24 Liberator of the US 307th Bomb Group over the smoking airstrip on Nauru Island after being bombed, Apr 20, 1943.B-24D Liberator B-24D Liberator B-24D Liberator
B-24 Liberator of the US 307th Bomb Group over the smoking airstrip on Nauru Island after being bombed, Apr 20, 1943.B-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 1 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over NauruB-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 2 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over NauruB-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 3 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over Nauru
B-24D Liberator F4F-4 Wildcats of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-441 on Nanumea Airfield, Ellice Islands, Oct 23, 1943M3 Lee Medium Tank, with a 75mm gun in the sponson and a 37mm gun in the turret, on Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943. A medical crew waits beside their jeep for tanks to pass.TBM-1C Avengers over Makin Island (now Butaritari Island), in the Gilbert Islands following a bombing raid, Nov 1943.
B-24D Liberator 'Superman' at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, 20 Apr 1943, photo 4 of 4; note damage sustained in combat over NauruF4F-4 Wildcats of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-441 on Nanumea Airfield, Ellice Islands, Oct 23, 1943M3 Lee Medium Tank, with a 75mm gun in the sponson and a 37mm gun in the turret, on Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943. A medical crew waits beside their jeep for tanks to pass.TBM-1C Avengers over Makin Island (now Butaritari Island), in the Gilbert Islands following a bombing raid, Nov 1943.
US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943B-24D Liberator of the 42nd Bomb Squadron being loaded with fragmentation bombs at Funafuti, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Nov 18 1943.Battleship 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 2
US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943B-24D Liberator of the 42nd Bomb Squadron being loaded with fragmentation bombs at Funafuti, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Nov 18 1943.Battleship 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 2
Captured Japanese 8-in gun emplacement, which was previously captured from the British at Singapore; Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 20 Nov 1943; photo 2 of 2Troops of 2nd Battalion, US 165th Infantry at Yellow Beach Two, Butaritari, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2
Captured Japanese 8-in gun emplacement, which was previously captured from the British at Singapore; Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 20 Nov 1943; photo 2 of 2Troops of 2nd Battalion, US 165th Infantry at Yellow Beach Two, Butaritari, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2

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