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

"American servicemen searching the shoreline near a rusted Alligator LVT on Tarawa during WWII."

"American servicemen searching the shoreline near a rusted Alligator LVT on Tarawa during WWII.

HMS Illustrious - This Day in WWII History: Mar 28, 1941: Cunningham leads fateful British strike at Italians

Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious underway, A Swordfish torpedo plane is on the flight deck and an admiralty disruptive camouflage scheme also extends across the flight deck.

Marines storm Tarawa. Gilbert Islands nov.1943

Assaulting a Japanese stronghold on Tarawa 1943 - I was 7 years old when I saw this photo in the "Boston American" newspaper. Twelve years later I would be a PFC in the Marine Div. but I was never a hero as these men were.

[ USO lovelies ] .. yes, not only are these Ladies lovely, but their hair is amazing!

USO Entertainers, in the back of a military vehicle. world war II entertainers…

American soldiers in a Higgins boat before landing in Normandy, 6th june 1944.

US Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun photo 1 of note the bazooka and the Garand rifles

A company of African American soldiers of the US Army working at a makeshift office located at an ancient Neptune temple in Italy, 22 Sep 1943

“ A company of men has set up its office between the columns (Doric) of an ancient Greek temple of Neptune, built about 700 B., ” Not much of a roof, but we’ll take Doric columns over.

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