Tarawa Betio Gilbert Islands USMC WWII 2nd Marine Division

Link to Tarawa on the Web



+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 45
Latest: pakopakis
New This Month: 1
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 188
Total Topics: 65
Most Online Today: 1
Most Online Ever: 10
(July 24, 2020, 09:09:20 am)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 1
Total: 1

Author Topic: Tarawa CP  (Read 102 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

jstevens

  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Red Beach 2
    • View Profile
    • Tarawa On The Web
Tarawa CP
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:38:39 pm »
Tarawa CP Red Beach 2; with H&S2
« Last Edit: October 26, 2019, 11:42:34 pm by jstevens »

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


gunnygp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 12:55:30 pm »
Great and sharp pic. So many men without the frog skin camo utilities. Also, note the Marine 37mm anti-tank gun in the background near the log structure.

jstevens

  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Red Beach 2
    • View Profile
    • Tarawa On The Web
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 01:44:06 pm »
Huh!  I never noticed that gun in the background.  More info here: http://www.tarawaontheweb.org/hs2.htm

gunnygp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 02:56:44 pm »
Right. So any photo interpretation you may need just ask. I have a background in military intelligence. You may also remember that I was the first to find some of the tanks in the photos on the old website. Notably CANNONBALL in the fuel pit and CHARLIE nearby. That was years ago when I first joined TOTW. Later Jon. 

gunnygp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 01:05:17 am »
Looking at the CP photo closer I see that there are two TBX-8 Radio/Transmitter Unit 43060s in use. Each has a 24' 8 and 1/4" tall antenna and a hand driven generator mounted on a board. I believe the initial operator was awarded the silver star or maybe even a Navy Cross for establishing and maintaining a radio net for many hours without relief.

TRGodwin

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 50
  • Thanks for registering! If you have any problems please ask.
    • View Profile
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 09:25:31 am »
Yep...Navy Cross. That was Jon's dad's buddy PFC John M. Gross. Partial picture of him to the right of Corporal Orville Broeker. March 1st 1944 in Hawaii.

jstevens

  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Red Beach 2
    • View Profile
    • Tarawa On The Web
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 09:29:36 am »
Here is some info on the picture:  "This photo shows Shoup's command post. The Marine on the left might be Gordon Stevens and to the right operating the radio with headphones is Bill Travis. The bearded Marine operating the generator behind them is Frank "Henry" Lupien. Walthrop is sitting under the tree with his back against the side of hole. According to Bill Haddad this picture is probably from the third day."  From http://tarawaontheweb.org/hs2.htm

Jon

gunnygp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 35
    • View Profile
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 12:02:31 pm »
Looks well established and rather calm all around so yes probably the third day in my opinion.

jstevens

  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Red Beach 2
    • View Profile
    • Tarawa On The Web
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2019, 12:14:13 pm »
At this time John Gross had been relieved after more than 48 hrs.  Here is some info on Gross: http://www.tarawaontheweb.org/gross.htm  Of course I have more info but need to get it on the website.

Jon

jstevens

  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 43
  • Location: Red Beach 2
    • View Profile
    • Tarawa On The Web
Re: Tarawa CP
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 12:25:52 pm »
Just for interest sake here is another account that I am having a hard time piecing together with the 2nd Marine CP what was actually happening with radios:

http://www.tarawaontheweb.org/HartElwin.htm

Elwin was with 2/8.

Jon

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
43 Views
Last post November 07, 2019, 12:59:46 pm
by Romain C
0 Replies
43 Views
Last post October 30, 2019, 05:14:56 pm
by jstevens
0 Replies
19 Views
Last post November 04, 2019, 04:04:08 pm
by jstevens
0 Replies
43 Views
Last post April 19, 2020, 11:50:16 am
by jstevens
0 Replies
31 Views
Last post July 23, 2020, 03:53:26 pm
by researchgal

+-Recent Topics

LVT section updates by jstevens
November 17, 2020, 01:22:48 pm

Gavutu by gunnygp
October 08, 2020, 05:28:26 pm

Map of 2nd Marines assault Guadalcanal by Roy
October 08, 2020, 12:53:41 am

New Zealand by TRGodwin
October 02, 2020, 07:09:16 pm

Thomas Green Naval Gunfire spotter map by TRGodwin
August 31, 2020, 05:31:27 pm

32 and 10 by gunnygp
August 29, 2020, 01:06:41 pm

Two tanks and a trac by gunnygp
July 26, 2020, 01:00:31 pm

Look for Any info on... by TRGodwin
July 24, 2020, 11:54:19 pm

Jim Hildebrand Posted the Wyeth Journal pages by TRGodwin
July 24, 2020, 09:26:12 am

Digitized and searchable content for LIFE magazine by researchgal
July 23, 2020, 07:57:04 pm

Link to Tarawa on the Web