Operation of United States Coast Guard in Tarawa, Pacific Theater during World War II
Tarawa Gilbert Islands Date:1943 Duration:1 min 33 sec Sound:Yes
Overseas activities of United States Coast Guard in World War II. November 20, 1943, U.S. Marine Corps invade Tarawa Atoll. Naval warships bombard Tarawa. Transport ship USS Arthur Middleton underway. Only 1 out of 5 U.S. troops reach the beach in first wave of attack. Firing and explosion. U.S. troops wade. Many U.S. Marines injured during the landing on Tarawa. The U.S. Coast Guard brings back the wounded to the transport ship. Wounded soldiers lifted on stretchers.
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