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Gilbert Islands

A Japanese "Jill" torpedo bomber catches on fire and disintegrates after taking fire from USS Yorktown (CV-10) during the Gilbert Islands Campaign. December 4 1943. [3600 x 2858]

USS Alabama en route to Gilbert islands, 12 Nov 1943; note USS Indiana in distance and another ship in background; photo taken from USS Monterey.

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US Marines and their landing craft on the beach during the Battle of Tarawa, a Pacific atoll in the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), 20th-23rd November 1943. (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)