Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa, March 1944

Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa, March 1944

The Battle of Tarawa was fought November 20-23, 1943, during World War II (1939-1945).

Bloody Tarawa

The Battle of Tarawa was fought November 20-23, 1943, during World War II (1939-1945).

Inflatable Rescue Boat at the Battle of Tarawa

Inflatable Rescue Boat at the Battle of Tarawa

Eddie Albert was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroics at the battle for Tarawa during World War II as a landing craft pilot. He heroically rescued dozens of Marines by making multiple trips in his landing vehicle all while under withering enemy fire.

Eddie Albert was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroics at the battle for Tarawa during World War II as a landing craft pilot. He heroically rescued dozens of Marines by making multiple trips in his landing vehicle all while under withering enemy fire.

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943..... most people have not heard of the battle there....

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa, 1943..... most people have not heard of the battle there....

With the Marines at Tarawa (Note: War Footage) - Louis Hayward - Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa. (Internet Archive)

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With the Marines at Tarawa (Note: War Footage) - Louis Hayward - Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa. (Internet Archive)

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

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

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.

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