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F6F Hellcat fighters going through launch procedures aboard the carrier Saratoga, off Gilbert Islands, early 1943.Japanese 8-in gun on southwest point of Betio, Tarawa Atoll, circa early- to mid-1943Japanese troops sighting an 8-in artillery, circa early- to mid-1943F4F-4 Wildcats of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-441 on Nanumea Airfield, Ellice Islands, Oct 23, 1943
F6F Hellcat fighters going through launch procedures aboard the carrier Saratoga, off Gilbert Islands, early 1943.Japanese 8-in gun on southwest point of Betio, Tarawa Atoll, circa early- to mid-1943Japanese troops sighting an 8-in artillery, circa early- to mid-1943F4F-4 Wildcats of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-441 on Nanumea Airfield, Ellice Islands, Oct 23, 1943
F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft on the flight deck of USS Saratoga, Nov 1943F6F-3 Hellcat, TBF-1 Avenger, and SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Saratoga in the Gilbert Islands, Nov 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.TBF-1 Avengers returning to USS Lexington (Essex-class) during the Gilberts campaign, Nov 1943.
F6F-3 Hellcat aircraft on the flight deck of USS Saratoga, Nov 1943F6F-3 Hellcat, TBF-1 Avenger, and SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Saratoga in the Gilbert Islands, Nov 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.TBF-1 Avengers returning to USS Lexington (Essex-class) during the Gilberts campaign, Nov 1943.
Two sailors of Liscome Bay buried at sea from the deck of an US Coast Guard assault transport, Nov 1943US Army troops looking at a wrecked H8K flying boat, Makin, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Washington and USS Lexington in the Pacific Ocean en route toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943USS Alabama en route to Gilbert islands, 12 Nov 1943; note USS Indiana in distance and another ship in background; photo taken from USS Monterey
Two sailors of Liscome Bay buried at sea from the deck of an US Coast Guard assault transport, Nov 1943US Army troops looking at a wrecked H8K flying boat, Makin, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft flying over USS Washington and USS Lexington in the Pacific Ocean en route toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943USS Alabama en route to Gilbert islands, 12 Nov 1943; note USS Indiana in distance and another ship in background; photo taken from USS Monterey
USS Alabama, USS Monterey, and USS Indiana (background) en route to Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943; photo taken from USS LexingtonAn American aircraft carrier deck crewman resting between aircraft landings, off Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, circa Nov 1943US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943Battleship Colorado firing her after 16-in guns at Japanese positions at Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, late Nov 1943; note crewmen were not in battle dress, so photo might be taken during practice
USS Alabama, USS Monterey, and USS Indiana (background) en route to Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943; photo taken from USS LexingtonAn American aircraft carrier deck crewman resting between aircraft landings, off Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, circa Nov 1943US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943Battleship Colorado firing her after 16-in guns at Japanese positions at Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, late Nov 1943; note crewmen were not in battle dress, so photo might be taken during practice
American soldier standing in a Japanese-built bunker at Red Beach, Gander Point, Makin, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943Battleship Colorado bombarding Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943; note Camouflage Measure 32, Design 3DBattleship 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
American soldier standing in a Japanese-built bunker at Red Beach, Gander Point, Makin, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943Battleship Colorado bombarding Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943; note Camouflage Measure 32, Design 3DBattleship 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

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