World War II Pacific theater in August, 1942.
Pacific Ocean divided up into WWII Allied commands.
South Pacific, 1942.
Map of the U.S. Marine raid on Makin Island, 17-18 August, 1942.
Map of the U.S. Marine Makin Raid.
U.S. Marine Col Carlson and his staff consult during training for the Makin Raid.
U.S. Marines exercise on the deck of one of the two submarines taking them towards Makin Island for the raid in August, 1942.
Makin Island as seen from the periscope of USS Nautilus during the raid of August 17-18, 1942, perhaps during the observation of the island before the Marines assaulted it.
Sergeant Walter Carroll (left) and PFC. Dean Winters, of the 2nd Raider Battalion, prepare to go onto the deck of the submarine USS Nautilus on the morning of August 17, 1942.
Two U.S. Marines display a captured Japanese rifle and pistol soon after re-embarking on the submarine USS Nautilus following the raid on Makin on August 17-18, 1942.
U.S. Marines arrive at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 26 August 1942 on board the U.S. submarine Nautilus following their raid on Makin Island on 17-18 August, 1942.
U.S. Marines assemble on the decck of the USS Argonaut upon their return to Pearl Harbor on August 26 from the Makin Raid on August 17-18, 1942.
A wounded U.S. Marine is unloaded from the USS Argonaut on August 26, 1942 upon return to Pearl Harbor after the Makin Raid of August 17-18, 1942.
U.S. Marine Clyde Thomas was posthumously awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for his actions during the raid on Makin Island, 17-18, 1942.
Sketch and picture of the execution site on Kwajalein for the nine captured Marines.
Koso Abe at his war crimes trial on Guam in 1946 or 1947.