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American missions against Tarawa (Betio)
January 2 - November 20, 1943

January 26, 1943
(7th AF) B-24s, taking off from Funafuti fly a photographic reconnaissance missions over Tarawa. Heavy bombers attack merchant vessels in the lagoon at Tarawa.


September 19, 1943
(7th AF) 20 B-24's, out of Funafuti and Canton, bomb Tarawa Atoll and Abemama and obtain photo coverage of Betio. 1 B-24 is lost to interceptors.


November 19, 1943
(7th AF) B-24's from Ellice bases hit Tarawa

November 20, 1943
(USMC) Lands on Tarawa (Betio)

Last Updated
May 22, 2017

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