Tom Godwin
Post battle photos
Wed Dec 5, 2018 16:13
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A few post battle photos that may be of interest provided by NARA through Fold3.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C8mVTQrist8rR9Fd4ptkdF90-LrtbgJB?usp=sharing

    • My fatherKelly Harp McCan, Wed Jul 24 14:44
      I hope someone can help me piece my fathers military service together. I know at one point he was in Tarawa, with the 2nd Defense Battalion (Reinforced), as I have a few letters he wrote home to my... more
      • HelpKT, Wed Jul 24 23:54
        I can help make suggestions - you can order his USMC record from St Louis Suggest private researcher - Red Bird Research
        • Your Dad's USMC RecordsDrew M Framson, Thu Jul 25 06:01
          All USMC WW2 records are in Maryland, not St Louis, which is good, as there was a huge fire there in the 1970'and millions lost. Use Golden Arrow Research on the web. He can copy your father's... more
          • Usmc recordsKt, Thu Jul 25 06:07
            The ARMY records were lost in the fire, not the navy/usmc personnel records. Golden arrow is in st louis. I have all of the 2nd def bn records digitized, she can have those for free. She does not... more
    • Fold 3George Proulx, Fri Dec 7 17:40
      I've seen these pics on Fold 3 albeit a slow process to navigate. Curious how so many are credited to bomb damage by planes of the 7th Army Air Force! LOL
      • Re: Fold 3Tom Godwin, Sat Dec 8 15:30
        Slow is right George. Credits/descriptions were somewhat lacking for sure. NARA is equally interesting to navigate for lack of better words. One thing they do have, once you get to them, are... more
        • Nara photosKT, Wed Apr 3 18:25
          The Archives.gov site posted a ton of photos for both Coast Guard and Navy/Marines - here is one link for each https://catalog.archives.gov/id/532360
          • NARA photosTom Godwin, Fri Apr 5 11:15
            I have been up there (NARA online) occasionally to look and found that I pretty much had peeled most of them out. Thought the same when I looked again but I am finding a few new ones. It is a very... more
            • MALWAREmatt holly, Sat Apr 6 05:23
              I downloaded a bunch of these photos and each had malware attached to it, be careful.
              • Re: MALWARETom Godwin, Sun Apr 7 10:59
                Haven't experienced that 'yet'. JPGs were not usually vectors when I was in the business but anything is possible nowadays. I run downloads thru two different checks and keep protection up to date.... more
          • https://www.flickr.com/photos/usmcarchives/21464819618 https://www.flickr.com/photos/usmcarchives/albums/72157637873776935 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/74253216... more
        • Re: Fold 3George Proulx, Sat Dec 8 19:54
          I saw the pic of Hatch Tom. One that struck me also was the shot of the men out on the pier taking cover behind a folded up 75mm pack howitzer with dead Marines at their feet and all around them.... more
          • Re Fold3Tom Godwin, Sat Dec 8 21:56
            That picture out on the pier was a new one for me, George. I agree. I do believe it is one of the more powerful images amongst the hundreds out there that I have seen to date. Definitely... more
    • Tarawa picsDonna Werner, Thu Dec 6 09:53
      Incredible, thanks for posting!
    • Post battle photosJon Stevens, Thu Dec 6 09:11
      Wow! Thanks for posting. Jon
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