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Admiral William Halsey and Commander Joseph Clifton at a party for officers at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, circa Nov 1943American soldier standing in a Japanese-built bunker at Red Beach, Gander Point, Makin, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943
Admiral William Halsey and Commander Joseph Clifton at a party for officers at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, circa Nov 1943American soldier standing in a Japanese-built bunker at Red Beach, Gander Point, Makin, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943
Battleship 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.
Battleship 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.
Bow view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943Bruce Fraser pouring rum into the Christmas pudding mix aboard HMS Duke of York, late Nov 1943; note Director of WRNS V. Laughton-Matthews in background
Bow view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943Bruce Fraser pouring rum into the Christmas pudding mix aboard HMS Duke of York, late Nov 1943; note Director of WRNS V. Laughton-Matthews in background
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
F6F Hellcat fighter of US Navy VF-5 preparing to launch off Yorktown (Essex-class) to attack a target in the Marshall Islands, 20 Nov 1943Japanese soldiers assaulting the city of Changde, Nov 1943
F6F Hellcat fighter of US Navy VF-5 preparing to launch off Yorktown (Essex-class) to attack a target in the Marshall Islands, 20 Nov 1943Japanese soldiers assaulting the city of Changde, Nov 1943
Minneapolis bombarding Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands with her 5-in secondary guns, 20 Nov 1943; note rings of smokeStern view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943
Minneapolis bombarding Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands with her 5-in secondary guns, 20 Nov 1943; note rings of smokeStern view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943
The tail of an F6F Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-25 being yanked to the deck as the tailhook catches a wire aboard the USS Cowpens off Makin Atoll (now Butaritari), 20 Nov 1943Troops of 2nd Battalion, US 165th Infantry at Yellow Beach Two, Butaritari, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943
The tail of an F6F Hellcat of Fighting Squadron VF-25 being yanked to the deck as the tailhook catches a wire aboard the USS Cowpens off Makin Atoll (now Butaritari), 20 Nov 1943Troops of 2nd Battalion, US 165th Infantry at Yellow Beach Two, Butaritari, Makin Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943
US 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
US 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
US Marines on a beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20-23 Nov 1943US Marines taking cover behind a barricade on
US Marines on a beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20-23 Nov 1943US Marines taking cover behind a barricade on 'Red Beach 3', Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2
US Marines taking cover behind a barricade on USS Iowa delivering President Franklin Roosevelt to Africa for transit on to the Tehran Conference, Mers El Kébir, Oran, Algeria, 20 Nov 1943. Note French cruiser Jeanne d’Arc just beyond Iowa. See Note below.
US Marines taking cover behind a barricade on 'Red Beach 3', Betio, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 2 of 2USS Iowa delivering President Franklin Roosevelt to Africa for transit on to the Tehran Conference, Mers El Kébir, Oran, Algeria, 20 Nov 1943. Note French cruiser Jeanne d’Arc just beyond Iowa. See Note below.


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