American > Ordnance Page 1

After the battle of Saipan the American military began to stock pile massive amounts of ordnance in Saipan to be used for the remainder of the war. When WWII ended most of the ordnance was disposed of by the U.S. military, but not all. U.S. and Japanese bombs, projectiles, hand grenades, mortar rounds, and other ordnance items are continuously found in Saipan today. I personally found an unexploded 500-pound bomb, several unused 37 mm canon projectiles and countless live American and Japanese rifle rounds nearly 65 years after the battle.

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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.