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Saipan in 1944

This photo—from Saipan: The Beginning of the End, a U.S. Marine Corps Historical Monograph  by Major Carl W. Hoffman, USMC, at page 219—depicts an aerial view of the northern part of the island of Saipan.

The author describes the image:

Mt. Petosukara was seized by the 25th Marines on 6 July, and Mt. Marpi by the 2d Marines on 9 July. Rocky coastline offered last ditch positions to stubborn Japanese.

Among other things, many Japanese people used the "rocky coastline" to commit suicide when it appeared that Saipan would fall to the Allies. This aerial photo depicts a view of part of that coastline.

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Media Credits

From "Saipan: The Beginning of the End," a U.S. Marine Corps Historical Monograph by Major Carl W. Hoffman, online via HyperWar Foundation and iBiblio at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

 

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