By Col. Joseph H. Alexander USMC-R
This book, one in a sequence dedicated to U.S. Marines on the planet conflict II period, is released for the schooling and coaching of Marines by way of the heritage and Museums department, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S. division of security observance of the fiftieth anniversary of victory in that war."
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On Betio, Navy Seabees were already a t work repairing the airstrip with bull dozers and graders despite enem y fire . From time to time, the Marine s would call for help in sealing a bothersome bunker, and a bulldozer would arrive to do the job nicely . Navy beachmasters and shore part y Marines on the pier continued t o keep the supplies coming in, th e wounded going out . At 1550, Edso n requested a working party "to clea r bodies around pier . . " Late in th e day the first jeep got ashore, a wil d ride along the pier with every remaining Japanese sniper trying to take out the driver .
Hall and Hays, oblivious o f the situation ashore, assumed 1/ 8 would be making a covered landing . could have picked ;" said "Red Mike" Edson . Japanese gunners opened a n unrelenting fire . Enfilade fire cam e from snipers who had infiltrated t o the disabled LVTs offshore during th e night . At least one machine gu n opened up on the wading troops the large part the Japanese caugh t Hays' lead waves in a withering crossfire . Correspondent Robert Sherro d watched the bloodbath in horror . "One boat blows up, then another .
Capture of the largest po sition, a concrete pillbox near th e beach, enabled easier approaches t o the remaining bunkers . By 1300, i t was all over . At high noon, while the fightin g in both sectors was still underway, a Navy fighter plane landed on Betio' s Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 63455 A Marine throws a hand grenade during the battle for the interior of the island . littered with wrecked LVTs and bloat ed bodies . Major Hays finally got som e flamethrowers (from Crowe's engineers when LT 2/8 was ordered to stand down), and the attack of 1/ 8 from the east made steady, if pains taking, progress .
Across the Reef: The Marine Assault of Tarawa by Col. Joseph H. Alexander USMC-R