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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.
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
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 photo
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 photo
US 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.
US 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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