Marine Raiders Strike Makin Island

August 17, 1942, in Marine Corps history.
Marine Raiders Strike Makin Island
Posted on 8/17/2000

On August 17, 1942, the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel Evans F. Carlson landed on Makin Island.

The Raiders, who were launched from the submarines Nautilus and Argonaut, destroyed a seaplane base, two radio stations, and a supply warehouse, in addition to killing approximately 100 Japanese soldiers before leaving the island the following day.

Marine Raiders in Operation at Makin Island, 1943.
(U.S. government photo)


Sale for Marine Corps Family Day at the EGA Shop

$17 Recruit Battalion T-Shirts

CLICK TO SHOP NOW

Support your Recruit through 13 weeks of boot camp with these t-shirts! OOH-RAH!

EGA Shop, purchase Marine Corps Clothing and Support Our Troops at the same time!
Marine Parents and the Marine Corps
Recruit Parents
Whats After Boot Camp
After The Corps
a Place to Connect& Share®
Team Marine Parents has Marine Corps Marathon Bibs
Warrior Support Team
Gold Star Legacy
Luminary Initiative