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Makin Island raid

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  1. Carlson reported that he had personally counted 83 Japanese bodies and estimated that "160" Japanese were killed based on reports from the Makin Island natives with whom he spoke

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  2. The Makin ("muggin") Island raid occurred on August 17 – August 18, 1942, and was an attack by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) on Japanese military forces on Makin Island (now known as Butaritari Island) in the Pacific Ocean

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  3. The aim was to destroy Japanese installations, take prisoners, gain intelligence on the Gilbert Islands area, and divert Japanese attention and reinforcements from the Allied landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi

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  4. The USMC raiding force was drawn from the 2nd Raider Battalion and comprised a small battalion command group and two of the Battalion's six rifle companies

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  5. The Marines launched in rubber boats powered by small, 6hp outboard motors shortly after midnight of August 17

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