Shipwrecks on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa. Brisbane was killed in action during the Battle of Tarawa, November 20, 1943.
During the Battle of Tarawa, 961 Americans were killed over three days.
Tarawa Cemetery where Howard Brisbane's family thought he was buried. Area of his grave marker circled in red.
Wreckage of Japanese artillery from World War II.
Location of Tarawa in the Pacific Ocean, 7,000 miles from Washington, D.C.
American boats approach Tarawa.
Victory after Battle of Tarawa.
The Battle of Tarawa, November 20, 1943.
A cemetery on the beaches of Tarawa, no longer in existence today.
Red circle indicates where Brisbane was buried, an area Americans paved over by this March 1944 photograph. Yellow circles indicate marked burial plots.
Wing of an American B-24 bomber at low tide.