Tarawa   

 

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.