American base at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943American flag flying over Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 24 Nov 1943B-26 Marauder bomber, hit by ground-based anti-aircraft weapon directly, crashing over Toulon, France, 24 Nov 1943Destruction on Betio after battle, Tarawa Atoll, 24 Nov 1943
American base at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943American flag flying over Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 24 Nov 1943B-26 Marauder bomber, hit by ground-based anti-aircraft weapon directly, crashing over Toulon, France, 24 Nov 1943Destruction on Betio after battle, Tarawa Atoll, 24 Nov 1943
Enterprise underway during Gilberts operation, 24 Nov 1943Firefighters extinguishing a burning Hellcat fighter on Cowpens, 24 Nov 1943Looking east down the airfield, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 24 Nov 1943Patrol Craft PCS-1424 photographed on the Manitowoc River by her builder, the Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, 24 Nov 1943. Note the Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
Enterprise underway during Gilberts operation, 24 Nov 1943Firefighters extinguishing a burning Hellcat fighter on Cowpens, 24 Nov 1943Looking east down the airfield, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 24 Nov 1943Patrol Craft PCS-1424 photographed on the Manitowoc River by her builder, the Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, 24 Nov 1943. Note the Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
Tarawa beach after American conquest, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943US Marine code talker on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943
Tarawa beach after American conquest, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943US Marine code talker on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943


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