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27 MAY 2017 "LINKS" PAGE UPDATED WITH DNA INFO

NEW LINK ADDED HOW TO ORDER A DNA KIT FOR COMPARISON TO RECOVERED TARAWA REMAINS

23 MAY 2017 "LINKS" PAGE UPDATED

OLD LINKS REMOVED BROKEN LINKS REPAIRED

03 OCT 2016 MARINE IDENTIFIED IN HQ 1st Bn 6th MARINES OFFICERS PHOTO

#13 IDENTIFIED AS Sgt STUART R. DRENNING -- BY INFO FROM HIS FAMILY - THEY HAVE SAME PHOTO.

26 MAY 2014 NEW 1944 AERIAL PHOTO OF SOUTHWEST BETIO ISLAND

POSITION OF LVT-1 IS REVISED MR. HAMILTON'S OBSEVATIONS ARE BETTER UNDERSTOOD.

23 JAN 2014 LT. GEORGE AZUD - IDENTIFIED AS #7 IN OFFICERS GROUP

POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION MADE FROM PHOTO SUPPLIED BY MR. TERRY WRAY http://wraymilitaria.net

02 DEC 2013 WILBUR M. BURGESS USMC - ADDED TO CASUALITY PAGE

VERIFIED WIA INFO RECEIVED FROM MR. NICK BARBA ON 02 DEC 2013 (GSW to CHEST - 20 NOV 1943)

28 OCT 2013 MARINE IDENTIFIED IN HQ 1st Bn 6th MARINES PHOTO

#74 IDENTIFIED AS PFC CHARLES McLELLAN LOPEZ -- BY INFO AND PHOTOS FROM HIS FAMILY

03 OCT 2013 ADDED PHOTO & INFO TO PhM1c COBURN PAGE

NEW PHOTO, CLIPPING & TELEGRAM ADDED ON PAGE TWO OF HENRY C. COBURN PAGE

24 OCT 2012 CHIEF RICK STONE FOUNDATION ADDED TO LINKS

NEW LINK FREE X-FILE COMPARISON FOR FAMILIES OF TARAWA'S MIA & UNRECOVERED DEAD

04 AUG 2012 NAMES ADDED TO HQ CO - 1s tBn 6th MARINES

PHOTO AT BOTTOM OF PAGE LtCOL RUSSELL LLOYD, CPL EDWARD W. NEWTON & OTHERS

04 AUG 2012 ADDED INFO TO HOATSON SURVIVAL STORY HOATSON'S FRIEND NAMED PhM1c WALTER JOSEPH JOCHUM - SHIP WAS THE USS DOYEN
30 JUL 2012 PHOTO OF FIVE CORPSMEN IN NZ CONFIRMED MEN'S NAMES DISCOVERED PHOTO TAKEN AT CAMP BALCOMBE AUSTRALIA
17 JUL 2012 CLIFFORD W. BURTON PAGE - UPDATED CORRECTED SPELLING OF NAMES ADDED PHOTO OF DORIS E. BANKHEAD ON SAIPAN 1944
29 JUN 2012 PHOTO OF FIVE CORPSMEN IN NZ ADDED THEIR FULL NAMES REDESIGNED SECOND PAGE TO SHOW MUSTER ROLL
31 AUG 2011 NAVAJO CODE TALKER PAGE ADDED 382nd PLATOON NAMES REDESIGNED PAGE
13 JULY 2011 SITE BANNER - DESIGN AND COLOR CHANGED MARINES & CORPSMEN BANNER CHANGED NEW DESIGN NEAR TOP OF MAIN PAGE
11 JULY 2011 ADDED PAGE - CORP. CLIFFORD W. BURTON PHOTOS AND INFORMATION NEW ZEALAND AND GUADALCANAL
08 JULY 2011 RE-DESIGNED PAGE - NAVAJO CODE TALKER ADDED PHOTO AND INFORMATION CORRECTED FACTUAL ERRORS
07 JULY 2011 NEW PHOTOS - SGT PAGE WARREN'S PAGE ADDED PHOTOS AND INFORMATION FAMILY PHOTOS AND NEWSPAPER CLIPPING
07 JULY 2011 NEW PHOTO - KENNETH'S PARENTS UPDATED COMMENTS - ADDED PHOTO OF KEN'S PARENTS JOHN AND CARRA HILDEBRAND
06 JULY 2011 NEW PAGE - NAVAJO CODE TALKER LINK FROM PFC PETE'S NAME IN HQ 1/6 PAGE INFO ON PFC PETE & NAVAJO CODE TALKERS
04 JULY 2011 NEW PHOTOS - 1ST BN 6TH MARINES 1ST BN 6TH MARINES TAKEN IN NZ PHOTOS OF HQ COMPANY & OFFICER GROUP
29 JUNE 2011 REORGNIZED MAIN PAGE ICONS REARRANGED AND SOME NEW ONES ADDED MAKING ROOM FOR NEW PHOTOS
26 JUNE 2011 UPDATED MEDICAL SECTION INFO AND PHOTO NEW VERSION OF PHOTO ADDED NAMES UPDATED TO CORRECT EARLIER MISTAKES
02 JUNE 2010 NEW INFO AND PHOTO ADDED JAPANESE ANTI-BOAT MINE PAGE ADDED BETTER PHOTO AND A DETAILED DESCRIPTION
31 MAY 2010 NEW PHOTOS AND NEWS CLIPPINGS 2ND LT. MARIUS CHRISTENSON ADDED NEW PAGE WITH FAMILY PHOTOS & NEWS CLIPPINGS.
30 MAY 2010 A NEW PHOTO - KEN IN SAN DIEG0 PHOTO OF KEN ADDED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE -- KEN ON BEACH IN SAN DIEGO,1942
21 SEP 2009 A BETTER QUALITY PHOTO OF LVT-2 ADDED PHOTO OF LVT-2 ADDED AT BOTTOM OF PAGE DEPICTING LVT-2 WRECKS OFF GREEN BEACH.
12 AUG 2009 AVERIL SHAKES PAGE CREATED ON MAIN PAGE AVERIL SHAKES FAMILY FOUND IN NEW ZEALAND - NEW INFO AND PHOTOS POSTED.
07 AUG 2009 NZ COINS REMOVED FROM MAIN PAGE NZ COIN COLLECTION REMOVED - BUT IS STILL AVAILABLE HERE.
07 AUG 2009 ALL PAGES UPDATED TO NEW EMAIL ADDRESS WEBSITE NOW AT WWW.TARAWA1943.COM AND EMAIL ADDRESS jim@tarawa1943.com
03 DEC 2007 LOCATION OF WARTIME PHOTO DISCOVERED PETER McHARDY DISCOVERS LOCATION WHERE SIDEWALK PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN.
04 OCT 2007 CORPSMAN FINDS KENNETH'S BODY AT LVT LIVING EYE-WITNESS FOUND KENNETH'S BODY PINNED UNDER LVT DURING LANDING.
03 OCT 2007 PHOTOS OF 1/6 CORPSMEN AT CAMP TARAWA PHOTOS FROM HAROLD HAMILTON - 1/6 CORPSMEN AT CAMP TARAWA HAWAII - DEC 1943
03 OCT 2007 PHOTOS OF KENNETH HILDEBRAND TWO PHOTOS ADDED: OF KENNETH AS A CHILD AND AS AN ADULT IN HIS MARINE UNIFORM.
03 OCT 2007 CPL. MILTON MAYNARD BECK PHOTO AND PAGE UPDATED: ENLISTMENT PHOTO OBTAINED FROM SERVICE RECORD.
16 MAR 2007 MEDICAL SECTION 1ST BN, 6TH MARINES PHOTO AND PAGE UPDATED: NAME CHANGE TO THOMAS B. RUSHING, FROM CARL E. BOE.
03 SEP 2006 PhM2c CHARLES CHRISTEPHER CLARK PAGE UPDATED TO REFLECT DEATH ABOARD USS FREDERICK FUNSTON & BURIAL AT SEA.
28 JUL 2006 CPL. MILTON MAYNARD BECK USMC CORPORAL IS REPORTED TO HAVE DIED IN LVT THAT HIT MINE - GRN BEACH.
28 JUL 2006 GREEN BEACH LVT QUESTIONS ONGOING RESEARCH CONCERNING LVTs THAT HIT MINES OFF GREEN BEACH.
28 JUL 2006 TARAWA AERIAL PHOTO LARGE SCALE 1943 PHOTO SHOWING LOCATION OF LVT WRECKS OFF GRN BEACH.
28 JUL 2006 LVT(2) WRECKAGE PHOTOS LINK FROM AERIAL PHOTO PAGE - SHOWS 3 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF LVT(2) WRECK.
28 JUL 2006 LVT(2) GREEN BEACH PHOTOS PHOTOS OF THE LVT(2) WRECK OFF SOUTHERN GREEN BEACH - MINE DAMAGE?
28 JUL 2006 LVT REPORT OF LOSSES ERRORS IN 2ND AMTRAC BN REPORT STATING TYPES OF LVTs LOST TO MINES.
28 JUL 2006 TWO LVT STORIES LVT FROM USS FELAND and PUBLISHED ACCOUNT OF CAPT. ROYSTER'S LVT.
24 JAN 2006 PLT SGT REYNOLDS FAMILY RECORD A THIRD VERSION OF HOW THE TWO LVTs HIT MINES OFF GREEN BEACH.




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