Battle of tarawa

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.

Battle of Tarawa: Don Crain in the First Marine LVT Assault

Battle of Tarawa: Don Crain in the First Marine LVT Assault

Combat transports at Tarawa

US Marines aboard a US Coast Guard-manned transport while they traveled for Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, most people have not heard of the battle there.

Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia

Battle of Tarawa - Wikipedia

The Battle of Tarawa - A Japanese Admiral said the islet couldn't be taken by 1,000,000 men over 100 years. The U.S. Marines took it in 76 hours. Image: moddb.com

Marine Corps Show Why They Deserve An Ooh Rah On Their Birthday

Bloody Tarawa

Bloody Tarawa

The Battle of Tarawa was fought November during World War II and saw American forces endure a bloody but successful struggle for the island.

Marines seek cover amongst the dead and wounded behind the sea wall on Red Beach 3, Tarawa

Marines seek cover amongst the dead and wounded behind the sea wall on Red Beach Tarawa

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