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Tarawa Talk / Re: Saipan KIA - Ebay auction
« Last post by TRGodwin on March 03, 2020, 12:19:54 am »
I think his name was mispelled. Could not find this Marine under Charles Decetise. Found him as Carlo Diacetis of F-2-2 KIA Tinian. Same picture with the latter name in another newspaper article. My interest was peeked as I actually remembered the last name from a previous review of the July Muster roll for 2-2 in 1944. Diacetis was awarded Silver Star for his actions on Tinian.
Tarawa Talk / Saipan KIA - Ebay auction
« Last post by jstevens on March 02, 2020, 09:40:13 am »
Interesting auction on Ebay:
Charles Decetise KIA on Saipan notification and some photos/clippings.


Tarawa Photographs and Film / Officers G/2/8
« Last post by TRGodwin on February 26, 2020, 07:13:03 pm »
Came across this on Wikipedia....


1. 2LT Buell Frederick Powell                 KIA
2. 2LT Walter Jules Olson.                     DOW
3. 2LT Walter E. Godenius. 
4. CPT Stephen Clarendon Munson        WIA
5. 1LT  Kenneth James Fagan                WIA
6. 2LT  Kenneth H. Mosher
7. 2LT  Edward Julius Harford                WIA. (H Company @ Tarawa)
Introduction and Admin Questions / Picture Posting - Ran out of space
« Last post by jstevens on February 26, 2020, 01:51:00 pm »
Tarawa Talkers:

Will have the picture posting capability back shortly.  Apparently we ran out of space and I will need to purchase picture hosting with this forum host.

Tarawa Photographs and Film / Re: Red 1 East to West
« Last post by TRGodwin on February 22, 2020, 09:27:33 am »
Don't know about the drums. Maybe used for incineration? Hatch had an eastern facing shot but not in the same position so I could not do a full 180. Exposes an area there are not many pictures of at the boundary of R1/R2 which has been one of my focal points.  Link below...

Tarawa Photographs and Film / Re: Red 1 East to West
« Last post by gunnygp on February 16, 2020, 02:14:27 pm »
Took some great film sent to me by a friend and stitched together this panorama filmed by Hatch on R1 the day before Thanksgiving. Still a novice on photoshop so a little sloppy but it creates a 'new' still photo from a pan on film.
   Nice job! Note the blurred image of CECILIA in the hole at the water's edge in the background. I am curious about the half buried drums on the beach. ???
TOTW Updates / Re: February 7, 2020 TOTW Updates.
« Last post by jstevens on February 10, 2020, 09:01:18 am »
I have tried a couple different computers but I still only get the "A" list to download and not anything else works.  I know I used these links 6 months or so ago but it no longer works for me.  All I get is pages of text and no PDF.  ???  ???  ???

Tarawa Talk / Newby?
« Last post by Rick on February 09, 2020, 03:37:07 pm »
Been a member for years but had to re-register for up dated site.
Uncle Charles Sikkema was with Fox Co. 2/8. Survived Tarawa without a scratch. Wasn't so lucky on Saipan. WIA.
Uncle Jay VanderSchuur, I.Co. 3/10. Saipan and Okinawa.
Me, Echo Co. 1st Recon Bn. 1st MarDiv. '69.
TOTW Updates / Re: February 7, 2020 TOTW Updates.
« Last post by TRGodwin on February 08, 2020, 02:08:12 pm »
This is the link I use, Jon. Loads by surnames alphabetically A-Z. I clicked on several and they all bring up a complete list of scanned documents like the one attached for Michael Victor Greco below. Working the same way it always has for me. Some are very large lists and take a very long time to load but it is working.

TOTW Updates / February 7, 2020 TOTW Updates.
« Last post by jstevens on February 07, 2020, 11:27:33 pm »
Finished the basic Navy Cross information and re-started on the Silver Star list.  Also added A/1/6.  It seems the USMC website has a problem with the Silver Star citations that were downloadable on their website.  For some reason only "A" seems to work for me and all others come out as text.  Anyone else experience this?


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Saipan KIA - Ebay auction by TRGodwin
March 03, 2020, 12:19:54 am

Officers G/2/8 by TRGodwin
February 26, 2020, 07:13:03 pm

Picture Posting - Ran out of space by jstevens
February 26, 2020, 01:51:00 pm

Red 1 East to West by TRGodwin
February 22, 2020, 09:27:33 am

February 7, 2020 TOTW Updates. by jstevens
February 10, 2020, 09:01:18 am

Newby? by Rick
February 09, 2020, 03:37:07 pm

Elwin hart by jstevens
January 24, 2020, 01:52:09 pm

PFC Ray Thomas Harrison by TRGodwin
January 24, 2020, 01:41:53 pm

Added Navy Cross Citations by jstevens
January 20, 2020, 02:46:32 pm

Let # 44 by gunnygp
January 20, 2020, 11:58:40 am

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