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USMC map of Betio
Sun Apr 8, 2018 21:28

I have a copy of a map that I found in the Kiribati National Archives on Bairiki, Tarawa. Col. Joe Alexander also uses this map on page 9 of his book "Across the Reef - the Marine Assault of Tarawa". He gives the source of this map as the "Marine Corps Personal Papers". Can anyone help me with a full citation for a source, the name of the library or archive and their reference? The title on the map is " Helen Island, Sheet 2, D-2 Situation map, for Annex "D" (intelligence) to OPN. O, No. 14, 22Oct 1943 2nd Marine Division" Thanks Peter

    • USMC map of BetioRuth Susmarski, Mon Apr 9 14:57
      While I can't help with your citation, Peter, is there an online link or other way to view this map? Does it include Bairiki? My dad's 75mm howitzer battery, E-2-10, landed on Beach BLUE 2 on Bairiki ... more
      • USMC map of Betiopeter mcquarrie, Mon Apr 9 16:40
        I have found this map on line at various sites but none of them give a full reference of where it came from. For the islet of Bairiki, you will see on maps of the complete Tarawa atoll. It is the... more
        • USMC map of BetioRuth Susmarski, Mon Apr 9 17:25
          Thank you Peter. I know where Bairiki is but find little written about that part of the battle or maps showing the locations of Beach BLUE 1 & 2. Just thought maybe the map you located would show... more
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