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US Marines unloading ammunition from a jeep which had just been driven directly off of a landing barge, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943

Caption   US Marines unloading ammunition from a jeep which had just been driven directly off of a landing barge, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
Identification Code   63506
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Jeep   Main article  Photos  
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Photos on Same Day 22 Nov 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 10 Oct 2007
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

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1. Anonymous says:
30 Apr 2011 08:08:58 PM

Love your site. Another suggestion: the jeep was offloaded from a landing "craft" such as an LCVP (landing craft vehicle personnel)or an LCM (landing craft mechanized otherwise called a tank lighter). Improper to use the term "barge."
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
2 Mar 2012 05:41:14 PM

The boxes marked Hercules Powder are ammunition cases. Hercules Powder was one of the largest manufacturers of gunpowder in the US, not just in WWII but throughout the 20th century.

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