SAIPAN is a beautiful little island in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands. Beautiful beaches, rich history, and very nice people.

SAIPAN is a beautiful little island in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands. Beautiful beaches, rich history, and very nice people.

Saipan USGS 1999 map.jpg

Saipan USGS 1999 map.jpg

Planning a bombing raid on Japan from Saipan in the Marianas Islands. Capt. Glenn McClure, 500th Bombardment Group, 20th Air Force, pointing to targets on a map of Japan. The air raid's formations of B-29s are on the blackboard behind him. August 13, 1945, several days after the Atomic bombing of Japan, but before the Japanese Surrender.

Planning A Bombing Raid On Japan

Planning a bombing raid on Japan from Saipan in the Marianas Islands. Capt. Glenn McClure, 500th Bombardment Group, 20th Air Force, pointing to targets on a map of Japan. The air raid's formations of B-29s are on the blackboard behind him. August 13, 1945, several days after the Atomic bombing of Japan, but before the Japanese Surrender.

The Battle of Tarawa was fought on Tarawa Atoll from 20 November to 23 November 1943. It was the second offensive of the U.S. in the Pacific, the first being the Guadalcanal Campaign. It was the first battle of the Central Pacific campaign of island hopping to the Japanese mainland. It was also the first time U.S. amphibious landing that faced serious Japanese resistance. The United States forces totaled some 35,000 troops under Rear Admiral Howard F. Kingman and General Holland Smith. The…

The Battle of Tarawa was fought on Tarawa Atoll from 20 November to 23 November 1943. It was the second offensive of the U.S. in the Pacific, the first being the Guadalcanal Campaign. It was the first battle of the Central Pacific campaign of island hopping to the Japanese mainland. It was also the first time U.S. amphibious landing that faced serious Japanese resistance. The United States forces totaled some 35,000 troops under Rear Admiral Howard F. Kingman and General Holland Smith. The…

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