National Geographic : 1945 Feb
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byW. Robert Moore Navy Men Now Fish off Jap Pier Where Marines Fought Savagely to Win aFoothold onTarawa Sniped at by the enemy hidden in this coconut-log and coral structure and in pillboxes, waves of Marines still forged ashore. Infour heroic, historic days, resistance on this heavily fortified island of Jetio was beaten down. Here full tide covers the coral flats over which our men and amtracs struggled.