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D-Day on Tarawa

Marines in the water moving toward the beach
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 39H X 51W
Accession #: 88-159-CO as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Wading through a leaden surf, under an overcast sky, wave on wave of U.S. Marines doggedly brave a deadly sheet of fire to secure a beachhead on Tarawa on November 20, 1943. Overhead Navy dive and torpedo bombers scream down through a blanket of black smoke to blast at the Japanese, entrenched in well nigh invulnerable pillboxes.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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