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Landing Barges and LST Boats, Tarawa, November 1943 | by Archives Branch, USMC History Division
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Landing Barges and LST Boats, Tarawa, November 1943

"Shuttle Service to Tarawa-Landing barges and LST boats streak back to supply and troop ships after putting the first wave of Marines ashore on Tarawa Island. The smoke rising on the island is from shells fired from Navy vessels off-shore."

 

From the Julian C. Smith Collection (COLL/202), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

 

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Taken in November 1943