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Norm Hatch joined the Marine Corps in 1939 and served as a combat photographer in the Pacific. Hatch was present during the battles of Tarawa and Iwo Jima. Hatch is well known for shooting the Academy Award winning short documentary “With the Marines at Tarawa,” (1944).


This collection includes official Marine Corps photographs from Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Peleliu, the Marshall Islands, Guam, Tinian, Saipan, New Britain, and Nagasaki, taken by various combat photographers. These photographs were donated by Hatch to the museum. The photographs depict various battles and scenes throughout the Pacific.  

 
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