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Japanese vessels burning at a harbor near Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944Lieutenant General Holland Smith, Brigadier General Graves Erskine, and other US Marine officers, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944TBF aircraft from USS Coral Sea flying over Aslito Airfield, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 20 Jun 1944US Marine Corps 37 mm Gun M3 and crew, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
Japanese vessels burning at a harbor near Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944Lieutenant General Holland Smith, Brigadier General Graves Erskine, and other US Marine officers, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944TBF aircraft from USS Coral Sea flying over Aslito Airfield, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 20 Jun 1944US Marine Corps 37 mm Gun M3 and crew, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
US Marine First Sergeant Neil Shober feeding bananas to a native goat, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marine flamethrower tank in action, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marines taking position behind cover, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marines throwing grenades, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
US Marine First Sergeant Neil Shober feeding bananas to a native goat, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marine flamethrower tank in action, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marines taking position behind cover, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marines throwing grenades, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
US Marine finding a family of five hiding in a cave during the fighting on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 21 Jun 1944FM-2 Wildcat of USS White Plains, fly an escort mission, probably during air strikes on Japanese facilities on Rota Island, Marianas, 24 Jun 1944US Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann preparing to hold religious service for US Marines on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 24 Jun 1944; note wrecked Type 95 Ha-Go light tank used as altarBurial at sea for the US Marines who died at Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun-Jul 1944
US Marine finding a family of five hiding in a cave during the fighting on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 21 Jun 1944FM-2 Wildcat of USS White Plains, fly an escort mission, probably during air strikes on Japanese facilities on Rota Island, Marianas, 24 Jun 1944US Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann preparing to hold religious service for US Marines on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 24 Jun 1944; note wrecked Type 95 Ha-Go light tank used as altarBurial at sea for the US Marines who died at Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun-Jul 1944
A Japanese soldier who had just surrendered to the Americans, Saipan, Mariana Islands, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944A VT-51 TBM-1C Avenger took off from San Jacinto to attack Guam, 28 Jun 1944Maj General Willis H Hale (front seat) and Vice Admiral John H Hoover tour Aslito Field, Saipan, Marianas (later Isley Field), Jun 28, 1944, ten days after the area was captured from the Japanese. Note P-47 Thunderbolt.Japanese searchlight position with a dummy operator, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 29 Jun 1944
A Japanese soldier who had just surrendered to the Americans, Saipan, Mariana Islands, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944A VT-51 TBM-1C Avenger took off from San Jacinto to attack Guam, 28 Jun 1944Maj General Willis H Hale (front seat) and Vice Admiral John H Hoover tour Aslito Field, Saipan, Marianas (later Isley Field), Jun 28, 1944, ten days after the area was captured from the Japanese. Note P-47 Thunderbolt.Japanese searchlight position with a dummy operator, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 29 Jun 1944
USS New MexicoUSS North Carolina off Saipan, Mariana Islands, mid- to late-Jun 1944A TBF-1C Avenger over Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944 during an attack on the Japanese Ushi Point Airfield, later to become North Field.African-American US Marines Staff Sergeant Timerlate Kirven and Corporal Samuel J. Love, Sr. having just been awarded Purple Heart medals, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 1944
USS New Mexico's 14-inch projectiles on starboard deck forward while being replenished at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands 30 Jun 1944 prior to the invasion of GuamUSS North Carolina off Saipan, Mariana Islands, mid- to late-Jun 1944A TBF-1C Avenger over Tinian, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944 during an attack on the Japanese Ushi Point Airfield, later to become North Field.African-American US Marines Staff Sergeant Timerlate Kirven and Corporal Samuel J. Love, Sr. having just been awarded Purple Heart medals, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 1944

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