Construction of airstrip by the U.S. Seabees on Tarawa, Kiribati, during the Battle of Tarawa in World War II.
Tarawa Gilbert Islands Date:1943, November 25 Duration:50 sec Sound:Yes
Bucket cranes and bulldozers remove and clear heaps of dirt for constructing an airstrip. Dump trucks spread sand and road scrapers and steam rollers prepare the ground. U.S. F6F fighter aircraft land on the newly constructed airstrip. Pilot poses with marines of the United States 2nd Marine Division.
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