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INTRODUCTION

This section of the website is devoted to discovering exactly how many LVTs hit mines off Green Beach, and the identity of each person who died, or was wounded, when each event occurred.

Over the years, I have amassed a great deal of information on this subject, some of which is contradictory to a certain published account. Sometimes, the bits and pieces of information that I receive also seem to contradict each other.

All that I can say about this, is that I have no wish offend anyone, and that in my search for the truth I always try to respect the feelings of others. It is not my intention to change anyone else's beliefs, but only to seek the truth for myself.

This section will be organized as a series of chapters. In this way I hope to add chapters in a logical manner, expanding on what has come before. I will be adding new chapters as time permits, or as new information demands. I will always try to make a distinction between what I know, what I think I know, and what is only theory on my part.

I am always grateful to receive information about any of these events, whether it be from personal knowledge, or something heard from others. Somethimes one small and seemingly insignificant detail will add meaning and importance to another.

Jim Hildebrand
AUGUST 2009

CHAPTER ONE


THE TWO STORIES
28 JUL 2006

THE TWO STORIES OF LVTS DESTROYED BY MINES OFF GREEN BEACH

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CHAPTER TWO

THE AERIAL PHOTO
28 JUL 2006

A LARGE-SCALE AERIAL PHOTO OF THE TWO LVT WRECKS OFF GREEN BEACH
TAKEN ON 04 DEC 1943
ALSO CONTAINS A LINK TO 3 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE LVT(2) WRECK

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CHAPTER THREE

THE 2ND AMTRAC REPORT
28 JUL 2006

THE 2ND AMTRAC BATTALION REPORTS THAT
ONLY TWO LVTs STRUCK MINES AT TARAWA

BUT THE REPORT CONTAINS OBVIOUS ERRORS

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CHAPTER FOUR

PLT. SGT. DORNIE REYNOLD'S FAMILY RECORDS
28 JUL 2006

FIRST POSTED AS A PART OF HIS PAGE ON 24 JAN 2006 - THIS FAMILY RECORD CONTAINS A THIRD VERSION OF THE EVENTS
IT SHOULD BE READ AS BACKGROUND WHEN ATTEMPTING TO UNDERSTAND THE GREEN BEACH LVT CONFUSION


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PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THESE EVENTS

Jim Hildebrand
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