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Battle of Tarawa. Nov 22, 1943. 

Offensive Battle in the South Pacific. 


Search and recovery of missing American soldiers on Betio Island (Tarawa).

Paul Schwimmer

A Scott Foundation board member and project manager, Paul Schwimmer, seen here at one of the dig sites.  

C.J. Digle & Paul Schwimmer


Paul Schwimmer with C.J. Digle, WWII survivor of the Battle of Tarawa.

Dig Site


Active excavation at one of the dig sites.

Dig Site


Active excavation...

Sherman Tank


View of a Sherman tank destroyed during the Battle of Tarawa.

Repatriation Ceremony


Scene of the repatriation ceremony of recovered US MIA personnel from the Battle of Tarawa.

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