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Some of the graves, with what is believed to be the remains of more than 30 U.S. Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of the second world War have been uncovered on a remote Island in the Pacific ocean, officials said.
History Flight, a non-profit organization that works to find and identify the remains of AMERICAN servicemen who were lost had a history of conflict, set in a series of graves on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa in March, and that officials believe contains the remains of members of the 6th Marine Regiment were killed on the eve of the Battle of Tarawa on Nov. 23, 1943.
President, Mark, Noah, said the latest discovery is in addition to a mission to recover a minimum of 270 of the missing remains, which are still to be found on the island.
In this June 1, 2019 at the latest photo released by the History of Flight, showing the graves of the AMERICAN soldiers, under the water in south Tarawa, Kiribati. (Eric Albertson/Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, History of Flight, via AP)
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More than 990 of Marines, and 30 soldiers were killed during the bloody conflict, after the united states launched an amphibious assault on the Japanese island, was occupied for a number of 2,300 miles southwest of Honolulu.
Many people have been killed when the boats became stuck on the shallow reefs at low tide, while others, who have made it to the shore, has died at the brutal hand-to-hand combat.
The installation of the deaths have forced the U.S. army to bury the children in the makeshift burial grounds in the exact location where they were killed, but the grave markers have been removed by the Navy as well as soldiers rushed to build runways and other infrastructure that will be necessary for US to move forward with the Pacific campaign.
FILE – In November, 1943 file photo, the bodies and destroyed the amphibious tractors litter the battlefield, after the united states Marines from the 2nd Division being forced back by the Japanese on Betio island, in the Atoll of Tarawa, Kiribati. (AP Photo, File)
Since 2015, the History of Flight and has been cooperating with the Ministry of Defence, in order to recover the remains of more than 272 people on the island, which is now a part of the Republic of Kiribati.
Some of the findings in the first instance, have been found in the late 1940’s by the Army’s Graves Registration Service, to Dr. John Byrd, director of the agency’s laboratories, said the partial remains were left behind, who from them demands, that they have more identification with those who are buried as “unknowns” in the national cemetery in Honolulu.
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The local government has recently allowed the demonstration of a building, where the last of the graves, which were buried beneath the rubble. Some of the tombs are beneath the surface of the water), which is required to search for the teams to get the pump out of the water every day in order to excavate the site.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is expected to pick up all the debris, and flying to Hawaii next month, where the military’s forensic anthropologists will have to work in order to identify them using dental records, DNA and other evidence.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.