Disabled in Makin Lagoon off Makin
Island during the USMC "Makin Raiders" attack on August 17-18,
1942. Disabled by Sgt Buck Stidham and Sgt Walter Carroll destroyed two seaplanes with their Boys Anti-Tank rifle.
Sunk about a kilometer off the northwest off the end of King's wharf in Makin Lagoon. Its port wing is missing but it had the 20mm guns in the nose and tail.
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January 31, 2018