Unidentified U.S. Navy photographer
TANKS CROSS KWAJELEIN AIRFIELD
On February 2nd, after previous carrier attacks and battleship bombardments, landings were made on Roi, Namur and Kwajalein in the Marshalls. By February 5th our troops (Seventh Division, U.S. Army) had captured the island. The entire atoll was in our hands by the 8th. Tanks charged across the airfield at Kwajalein to oust the Japs from trenches and foxholes. In the foreground, Japs in trenches fire at U.S. tanks which are driving them into the sea. Many destroyed Jap planes can be seen littering the ground and Jap gas tanks appear along the shore line. Behind the Japs can be seen the anti-tank barriers which were to prevent us from invading. To oust Japs, our tanks re-formed after first charge.