National Geographic : 1944 Jul
U.S.Navy, Official A Ship-to-shore Operation Is Clearly Shown in This Dramatic Air View of theInvasion ofEniwetok First, the battleships at top shelled and planes from carriers bombed and strafed the atoll. Then LCSs charged in,blasting thebeaches with rockets. Behind them came the first waves of LVTs (Landing Vehicles, Tracked), which crawled up the beaches carrying Marines and infantry (right center). Next, successive waves ofas sault craft poured in. When the beachhead was secure, fat LSTs waddled in, landing tanks and cargo. Boats in center have started back tothetransports foranother load.