W.Eugene Smith Photographer http://www.territoriotoxico.wordpress.com WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. 27 June 1944. Battle of Saipan Island. US Marines.

W.Eugene Smith Photographer http://www.territoriotoxico.wordpress.com WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. 27 June 1944. Battle of Saipan Island. US Marines.

Battle of Saipan - A Marine talks a terrified Chamorro woman and her children into abandoning their refuge

Battle of Saipan - A Marine talks a terrified Chamorro woman and her children into abandoning their refuge

This is footage of the Battle of Iwo Jima, the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

This is footage of the Battle of Iwo Jima, the bloodiest battle in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Battle of Saipan | Photos of the Battle of Saipan - 1944

Battle of Saipan | Photos of the Battle of Saipan - 1944

The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June – 9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the expeditionary forces left Pearl Harbor on 5 June 1944, the day before Operation Overlord in Europe was launched. The U.S. 2nd Marine Division, 4th Marine Division, and 27th Infantry Division, commanded by Lieutenant General Holland Smith, defeated the 43rd Division of the Imperial Japanese Army…

The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June – 9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the expeditionary forces left Pearl Harbor on 5 June 1944, the day before Operation Overlord in Europe was launched. The U.S. 2nd Marine Division, 4th Marine Division, and 27th Infantry Division, commanded by Lieutenant General Holland Smith, defeated the 43rd Division of the Imperial Japanese Army…

Battle of Saipan. Landing craft headed for the beach.

Battle of Saipan. Landing craft headed for the beach.

Battle of Saipan: Beginning of the End Montford Point Marines- Staff SGT Timerlate Kirvenand and Cpl. Samuel J. Love, Sr. They received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan  Source: National Archives

Battle of Saipan: Beginning of the End Montford Point Marines- Staff SGT Timerlate Kirvenand and Cpl. Samuel J. Love, Sr. They received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan Source: National Archives

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