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B-24D Liberator of the 42nd Bomb Squadron being loaded with fragmentation bombs at Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, Nov 18 1943.

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[Photo] US Marines in prone position on the landing beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 20 Nov 1943, photo 1 of 2

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[Photo] American base at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943; note sign 'The Lousy Lousy Lounge'

American base at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943; note sign 'The Lousy Lousy Lounge'

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Gilbert Islands, Kiribati. A chain of sixteen atolls and coral islands straddling the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The islands exude peace and isolation.

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[Photo] US Marine on a captured Japanese Navy vehicle, Makin, Gilbert Islands, late 1943

US Marine on a captured Japanese Navy vehicle, Makin, Gilbert Islands, late 1943

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from Etsy

Hawaii - Marshall Islands - Gilbert Islands - American Islands - ORIGINAL 1940s Vintage Map - tangerine tango - charming & fun

Marshall Islands - Gilbert Islands - Hawaiian Islands - American Islands - ORIGINAL 1940s Vintage Map - tangerine tango - charming & fun. $29.00, via Etsy.

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[Photo] F6F-3 Hellcat, TBF-1 Avenger, and SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Saratoga in the Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943

F6F-3 Hellcat, TBF-1 Avenger, and SBD-5 Dauntless aircraft aboard USS Saratoga in the Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943