Lt. Dean Hawkins and his Scout Sniper platoon had the distinction of being the first American force on Betio. Hawkins led a detachment of engineers and Scout Snipers along the pier on D-Day, taking out bunkers and buildings likely to be in the way of the following assault waves.
Attacker: American (USMC) (D Company, 2nd Tank Battalion)
Defender: Japanese (7th Rikusentai and 6th Special Base Force)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Red Beach One, Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands 1943-11-21