Collection consists of 7 boxes (3.5 linear feet) of official records. Documents include operation plans, operation orders, field orders, intelligence reports, action reports, administrative orders, captured Japanese documents, official correspondence, field messages, studies, and memoranda concerning operations on Tarawa, Mille, Makin, and other islands in the Gilberts chain.
The bulk of the documents were produced by the V Marine Amphibious Corps (V MAC), as well as action reports from multiple US Navy vessels (including the USS Heywood, the USS Sheridan, and the USS Harry Lee, among others) during Operation Galvanic.
This index highlights collections found in the Archives Branch concerning Marine Corps involvement the attack on the Tarawa Atoll (20 - 23 November 1943) during Operation Galvanic, the US invasion of the Gilbert Islands. The criteria for selecting collections for inclusion in this index is limited to those personal papers that contain pertinent materials.
Collections in this index are comprised of official Marine Corps records, documents, and publications; letters and correspondence; manuscripts; photographs; maps; memoirs and reminiscences; clippings and articles; oral histories and interviews; and realia and ephemera.
Available as full-text, searchable PDFs from the Government Publishing Office.
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