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Tarawa Photographs and Film / Re: Memorial
« Last post by TRGodwin on May 22, 2021, 10:47:58 am »
Getting harder to find something new. First picture of this for me that gave away its position.
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Tarawa Photographs and Film / Re: Memorial
« Last post by gunnygp on May 20, 2021, 01:11:32 pm »
Nice find! Judging from what appears to be the tail of the island in the distance and what I believe to be the concrete fire control center for the twin 127mm guns I place this memorial just behind those Black Beach guns. Obviously most of the sand covering has been removed from the FCC and the second twin gun position is out of frame.
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Tarawa Photographs and Film / Memorial
« Last post by TRGodwin on May 20, 2021, 11:56:42 am »
From 1945 National Geo magazine...
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TOTW Updates / Re: LVT section updates
« Last post by TRGodwin on May 05, 2021, 06:14:54 pm »
LVT-1 # 50
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Tarawa Photographs and Film / Re: Tarawa Press Club
« Last post by TRGodwin on May 03, 2021, 08:21:50 pm »
Hard to disagree. Wilson did hang around a little longer in the area until early December.  Quantico has a collection of his that has some material on Tarawa I'm after. Just kind of hit on this when searching on him.
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Tarawa Photographs and Film / Re: Tarawa Press Club
« Last post by gunnygp on May 02, 2021, 02:36:59 pm »
I doubt very seriously if they are pictured at their headquarters on Betio! The trees are are far too nice and provide too much shade. Betio was torn to pieces from end to end and littered with debris. If they are pictured still at Tarawa then maybe on another island I would think.
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Tarawa Photographs and Film / Tarawa Press Club
« Last post by TRGodwin on May 02, 2021, 12:01:20 pm »
New picture for me. I know Wilson from Betio Beachead book.

https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2013/november/scenes-storm
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Tinian and the 2nd Marine Division / Re: Lone E22 officer from Tarawa on Tinian
« Last post by gunnygp on April 14, 2021, 08:55:37 pm »
Reminds me of my job as a communicator with the HQ element. Always knew what was going on! LOL
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Tinian and the 2nd Marine Division / Lone E22 officer from Tarawa on Tinian
« Last post by TRGodwin on April 14, 2021, 12:39:52 pm »
Only surviving officer of 6 from E/2/2 at the battle of Tarawa, Carl W. Mesmer Jr.,  on Tinian with Merritt Edson. Photo from Marine Corps History Division.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wSj6ugBPBmfVJlCRNn0JhFlJs_hKSw9K/view?usp=sharing
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TOTW Updates / Re: LVT section updates
« Last post by gunnygp on April 13, 2021, 11:27:35 am »
Hauling a 105mm howitzer across the reef to Red Beach Two after the fighting.
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Memorial by TRGodwin
May 22, 2021, 10:47:58 am

LVT section updates by TRGodwin
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Tarawa Press Club by TRGodwin
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Lone E22 officer from Tarawa on Tinian by gunnygp
April 14, 2021, 08:55:37 pm

Ebay 6th Marines NZ by TRGodwin
March 30, 2021, 12:13:39 am

Japanese Remains on Tarawa Identified by jstevens
March 05, 2021, 10:49:31 am

John Joseph Spillane by TRGodwin
February 19, 2021, 07:43:05 am

LVT-1 X4? by TRGodwin
February 01, 2021, 11:57:22 am

13mm by gunnygp
December 27, 2020, 02:40:27 pm

Gavutu by Roy
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