US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa Gilbert Islands 20 November 1943.

US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa Gilbert Islands 20 November 1943.

US Marine 75mm howitzer team Tarawa Gilbert Islands November 1943.

US Marine 75mm howitzer team Tarawa Gilbert Islands November 1943.

Armorer cleaning the bore of a 75mm cannon mounted in a B-25G Mitchell bomber of the 820th Bomb Squadron, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, March-Ap…

Armorer cleaning the bore of a 75mm cannon mounted in a B-25G Mitchell bomber of the 820th Bomb Squadron, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, March-Ap…

First Lieutenant Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, World War II November 22, 1943.

‘Golden’ ending: How one man discovered his war hero grandfather’s long lost grave

First Lieutenant Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, World War II November 22, 1943.

US Marines fighting on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943

[Photo] US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2

1944- Siwash, a duck, was the mascot of the First Battalion of the Tenth Marine Regiment and later the entire Second Marine Division during World War II. He went ashore with the Marines at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. There he was cited by fellow Marines for fighting a Japanese-owned rooster. The January 17, 1944 issue of Life magazine quotes the citation: For courageous action and wounds received on Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands, November 1943. With utter disregard for his own personal…

Details about WWII U.S. 2nd Marine Division Mascot Duck "Siwash" Drinking Beer Press Photo

1944- Siwash, a duck, was the mascot of the First Battalion of the Tenth Marine Regiment and later the entire Second Marine Division during World War II. He went ashore with the Marines at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. There he was cited by fellow Marines for fighting a Japanese-owned rooster. The January 17, 1944 issue of Life magazine quotes the citation: For courageous action and wounds received on Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands, November 1943. With utter disregard for his own personal…

The Lost Continent of Lemuria is is theorized to have been in the Pacific Ocean.  Most prominent Islands such as Tonga Islands, Easter Islands, Lelu Island, Malekula Island, Palau’s Babeldoab Island, Mu’a Island, Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Cook Islands, Line islands - Republic of Kiribati, Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Leeward Islands, Gilbert Island and others were possibly part of the largest continent in the World.

The Lost Continent of Lemuria is is theorized to have been in the Pacific Ocean. Most prominent Islands such as Tonga Islands, Easter Islands, Lelu Island, Malekula Island, Palau’s Babeldoab Island, Mu’a Island, Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Cook Islands, Line islands - Republic of Kiribati, Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Leeward Islands, Gilbert Island and others were possibly part of the largest continent in the World.

Life at an American base on Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, 1944. Just like the musical...

Life at an American base on Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands, 1944. Just like the musical...

USS Alabama en route to Gilbert islands, 12 Nov 1943; note USS Indiana in distance and another ship in background; photo taken from USS Monterey.

USS Alabama en route to Gilbert islands, 12 Nov 1943; note USS Indiana in distance and another ship in background; photo taken from USS Monterey.

Gilbert Islands, Pacific Ocean 1943. United States Marines on a landing barge share viewing a pin-up girl as they approach the Japanese held island of Tarawa.

Wwii Marines In South Pacific

Gilbert Islands, Pacific Ocean 1943. United States Marines on a landing barge share viewing a pin-up girl as they approach the Japanese held island of Tarawa.

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