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amtrac

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As the amtracs chugged along, the battleships Colorado (BB-45) and Maryland (BB-46) fired their massive 16-inch guns, answering the Japanese naval gun emplacements that initiated the historic battle for Tarawa.
As the line of amtracs chugged toward shore, my mouth felt like I was chewing on dry cotton.
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We quickly ran into sniper fire from Japanese holed up in disabled amtracs.
He handed it to me, and I rolled into a prone position and snapped off the rifle's clip of eight rounds into the amtrac from stem to stern.
Offering some help, amtracs were growling back and forth from offshore transports, ferrying in supplies and carrying out the wounded.
Puller, who landed in the first wave, had barely climbed from his amtrac when a handful of anti-boat shells struck it, killing his communications officer and putting him out of touch with his superiors.
The first amtracs crashed ashore at 8:28 with weighed-down leathernecks of the 3rd, 21st, and 9th Marine regiments (in order, east to west).
Meanwhile, below Agat, where Japanese fire would soon litter the surf with a dozen burning amtracs, Shepherd's first wave spilled onto four beaches at 8:31.
The dismissal of the amtrac was part of a larger underestimation of the difficulties the soldiers would face when they landed.
With naval shells still falling, a flotilla of amtracs three ranks deep began lugging 1,500 marines towards the reef.
A formidable seawall of coconut logs up to five feet high prevented most of the amtracs from proceeding inland, and intense gunfire quickly disabled some.