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17th Regimental Combat Team Lands on Carlos Island

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Soldiers of the First Battalion, 17th Regimental Combat Team, Seventh Infantry Division, approaches Carlos (Ennylabegan) Island in Kwajalein Atoll. Carlos was needed as a supply dump, and to protect Cecil Pass, the deep water entrance to the lagoon, so that the invasion fleet was protected from submarine attack and could operate closely to operational targets. The First Battalion, United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Albert V. Hartl commanding, was to attack Carlos in six waves between 0910 and 1040 Hours. The Japanese who survived the bombardment and didn‘t commit suicide were cut down by the advancing American infantry. The force found an observation tower and sheds with a radio in working order. At 1615 the First Battalion reported the island secured. No casualties were reported. No prepared defenses had been found.
Image Filename wwii1255.jpg
Image Size 1.75 MB
Image Dimensions 2928 x 2322
Photographer Lucia, Morris A.
Photographer Title
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed January 31, 1944
Location Harvey Point
City Carlos
State or Province Kwajalein
Country Marshalls
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
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Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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