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Saipan - Results of Japanese Banzai at Tanapag Plain

Saipan - Results of Japanese Banzai at Tanapag Plain American History Disasters Social Studies World War II Tragedies and Triumphs

Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 105th Infantry, 27th Division defended an area of Saipan called Tanapag Plain.  It was the location of a ferocious Japanese banzai attack during the early morning hours of July 7, 1944. 

This scene - depicted in an official U.S. military photo - was only one of many revealing the results of the mass suicide charge.  Its caption reads:

BANZAI AFTERMATH. Japanese dead litter Tanapag Plain in the zone defended by the 2d Battalion, 105th Infantry.


Media Credits

Image from Saipan:  The Beginning of the End (a USMC Historical Monograph by Major Carl W. Hoffman, USMC) - at page 227.  Online, courtesy HyperWar Foundation, hosted by ibiblio at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 

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