American > Battle of Saipan

The morning of June 15, 1944, D-Day in the Pacific, wave after wave of American Marines landed on the heavily fortified beaches of south-western Saipan. By the end of the first day the Marines had secured the beach at a heavy cost. This was the start of a month of viscious combat to wrestle Saipan away from the Japanese. The battle of Saipan was the first time America invaded an island with Japanese civilians and was a nightmarish preview of how the invasion of Japan would unfold.

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I have lived in Saipan since 1996 and enjoy learning about the amazing history of this island. This is a collection photographs that I believe to be public domain. If you have rights to a photograph on this website and wish for me to remove it or if you would like to add a photograph to the collection, please let me know. Thank you.