Mark, You may remember me from several postings as a frequent responder to questions and answers regarding the tanks at Tarawa. I was the original person who located the tanks CANNONBALL and CHARLIE in the overhead photo I posted on this website many years ago. If Jim Hildebrand does not resond in the next couple of days I would be glad to help you on posting your photos.
Great Question Col Bale, I think that there is no question that without the LVT and your tanks the battle would have ended up like Dieppe. And the fact that the fighting spirit and skills of the US... more