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"The Battle of Makin Nov 20-23 1943" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2019 9:16 p.m. PST

"…Butaritari lies a couple of hundred kilometres north of Tarawa. The atoll is roughly four-sided and nearly 30 km across in the east-west direction, and averages about 15 km north to south. The reef is more submerged and broken into several broad channels along the west side.

The Japanese landed on Butaritari on December 10, 1941, three days after the attack on Pearl Harbour and began to build a seaplane base on the island of Butaritari…."



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