Dickson: The Marshalls 1945.


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Lt. Col. C. Dickson: The Marshalls 1945. A huge black cloud silhouettes the Marine seen sprinting across the atoll in the Marshalls, a reference to a stunning tragedy that rocked one of the Marshalls, an atoll named Roi. A thunderous explosion amazed troops after a Marine demolition team mistakenly hit a Japanese ammo magazine that also housed torpedo warheads.  Twenty Marines were killed and over 100 wounded in the massive detonation that followed the hit.  A pilot in the area thought the whole island had blown up. 40×28 near mint, conservation backed.