Tarawa Atoll after the end of the battle

Tarawa Atoll


View of Betio Island on November 24, 1943 from the aircraft of the aircraft carrier Essex (CV-9).

The Battle of Betio Island, part of the Tarawa Atoll, lasted from November 20 to November 23, 1943. In total, only one officer, 16 soldiers and 129 Korean workers out of 4,836 Japanese and Koreans who were on the island before the American invasion survived in the battles for Tarawa from the Japanese side.
The 2nd US Marine Corps lost 894 people killed (of which 48 officers and 846 soldiers), 84 others (8 officers and 76 soldiers) died from wounds after the battle ended. 2,188 people were wounded: 102 officers and 2,086 soldiers among them.

 

 

Location: Tarawa Atoll
Date: 24 November 1943
Author: Francis N. Gilreath

In : 1943

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked (required)




World War 2 Photos

Second World War (September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945) - war two world military-political coalitions, which became largest armed conflict in mankind's history. World War 2 - 62 from 73 states that existed at that time (80% world's population) participated. [ more ... ]