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80-G-11728 Makin Island Raid, August 1942

Photo #: 80-G-11728  Makin Island Raid, August 1942
Description: Members of the U.S. Marine Second Raider Battalion on board USS Nautilus (SS-168) after returning from Makin Island, 18 August 1942. The Marine in the foreground holds a Japanese rifle, which he used to shoot and kill a Japanese soldier after he captured it (quoted from the original 1942-era photo caption). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-11728
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