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Japanese Carrier Division ThreeJapanese vessels burning at a harbor near Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
Japanese Carrier Division Three's battleship Kongo and carrier Chiyoda under attack by American carrier aircraft of Task Force 38 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 20 Jun 1944Japanese vessels burning at a harbor near Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
Lieutenant 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 1944
Lieutenant 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 1944
US Marine Corps 37 mm Gun M3 and crew, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marine First Sergeant Neil Shober feeding bananas to a native goat, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
US Marine Corps 37 mm Gun M3 and crew, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marine First Sergeant Neil Shober feeding bananas to a native goat, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
US Marine flamethrower tank in action, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marines taking position behind cover, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
US Marine flamethrower tank in action, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marines taking position behind cover, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944
US Marines throwing grenades, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marine finding a family of five hiding in a cave during the fighting on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 21 Jun 1944
US Marines throwing grenades, Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun 1944US Marine finding a family of five hiding in a cave during the fighting on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 21 Jun 1944
FM-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 altar
FM-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 altar
Burial at sea for the US Marines who died at Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun-Jul 1944A Japanese soldier who had just surrendered to the Americans, Saipan, Mariana Islands, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944
Burial at sea for the US Marines who died at Saipan, Mariana Islands, Jun-Jul 1944A Japanese soldier who had just surrendered to the Americans, Saipan, Mariana Islands, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944
A 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.
A 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 1944USS New Mexico
Japanese searchlight position with a dummy operator, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 29 Jun 1944USS 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 Guam
USS 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.
USS 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.

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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944