The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943. Marines hunker down at seawall.

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The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943. Marines hunker down at seawall.

The original caption is short and to the point: "Dead Jap sniper on Tarawa." The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Gilbert Islands, in the Pacific Theater. Largely fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943, it was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region.

The original caption is short and to the point: "Dead Jap sniper on Tarawa." The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Gilbert Islands, in the Pacific Theater. Largely fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943, it was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region.

Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.

Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.

Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. (AP Photo).

Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. (AP Photo).

Tarawa.   I noticed that when you see pictures of the battle of TArawa, the marines are either shooting, running, duff under cover. This was a brutal battle in the pacific against a format able Japanese opponent.

Tarawa. I noticed that when you see pictures of the battle of TArawa, the marines are either shooting, running, duff under cover. This was a brutal battle in the pacific against a format able Japanese opponent.

The photo of this military funeral near Chadron, Nebraska, on the May, 2017 cover of an American Legion Veterans magazine illustrates the cover story, “The Missing Marines of Tarawa Return Home" have two Nebraska connections. The funerwal was that of Fae Moore, who died in 1943 at the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, and whose remains were identified by DNA. The phot illustrates the cover story, "The Missing Marines of Tarawa Return Home." Read more  of the article . . .

The photo of this military funeral near Chadron, Nebraska, on the May, 2017 cover of an American Legion Veterans magazine illustrates the cover story, “The Missing Marines of Tarawa Return Home" have two Nebraska connections. The funerwal was that of Fae Moore, who died in 1943 at the Battle of Tarawa in the Pacific, and whose remains were identified by DNA. The phot illustrates the cover story, "The Missing Marines of Tarawa Return Home." Read more of the article . . .

Eddie Albert (Green Acres) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U.S. Naval officer aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific November, 1943.

Eddie Albert (Green Acres) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U.S. Naval officer aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific November, 1943.

MODELISMO Y MODELISTAS "THE MASTERS" II (ANEXO DIORAMA): "Battle of Tarawa" Esc 1/32 bt Paul Keefe

MODELISMO Y MODELISTAS "THE MASTERS" II (ANEXO DIORAMA): "Battle of Tarawa" Esc 1/32 bt Paul Keefe

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