|Broadside view of USS Intrepid off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 25 Nov 1943. Note the blank starboard side of the ship; later photos will show the addition of anti-aircraft gun sponsons.||Thanksgiving holiday dinner menu aboard USS Wake Island, 25 Nov 1943|
|US flag on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, late Nov 1943||US Marines evacuating a wounded comrade, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, late Nov 1943|
|US Marines inspecting a fallen Japanese naval infantryman, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, late Nov 1943||Wrecks of American LVT landing craft and Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go tank on the invasion beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943|
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