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80-G-212220 Tarawa Invasion, November 1943

Photo #: 80-G-212220  Tarawa Invasion, November 1943
Description: Major General Holland M. Smith, USMC, (center), commanding the V Amphibious Force ground forces, and Major General Julian C. Smith, commanding the Second Marine Division, inspect Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, in late November 1943. Marines under their command had just seized the island from the Japanese. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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