Flamethrower smoke rises above the top of an enemy bombproof
shelter on Betio as Marines,
led by 1st Lt. Bonnyman, advance up its slopes. (USMC 63458)
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Pardon our Dust! Reconstruction Underway
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The Journal of 20-23 November 1943
Coming Sooner or Later
Updated 26 April 2014
Red Beach, Red
Tarawa Movie Project
Bill Niven was one of the first to research the lost Tarawa Marines.
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Bones of My Grandfather' tells the remarkable life story of Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., killed at Tarawa and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, and is the first complete account of the recovery of his remains by History Flight in 2015. Written by his grandson Clay Bonnyman Evans, who was present when his grandfather was found.
A must for every Tarawa library!
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While These friends are no longer with us their memory remains.
Stan Jersey was there and spent many years researching the pacific war with an emphasis on Japan.
Les Groshong, 8th Marines, though the "Remembering Tarawa" articles important for many to read.
Bill Sanders lived a full life and left his thoughts on WWII Marine service in his memoirs.