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

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

U.S. Marines of either the 2nd or 4th Marine Division landing on the beaches of Saipan on June 15, 1944.

U.S. Marines of either the 2nd or 4th Marine Division landing on the beaches of Saipan on June 15, 1944.

A Bloody Fight: The Battle of Saipan

A Bloody Fight: The Battle of Saipan

Marines take cover behind one of their medium tanks while cleaning out the northern north end of the island of Saipan. July 1944

"First African American Marines decorated by the famed Second Marine Division somewhere in the Pacific (left to right) Staff Sgt Timerlate Kirven...and Cpl. Samuel J. Love, Sr... They received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan..."

"First African American Marines decorated by the famed Second Marine Division somewhere in the Pacific (left to right) Staff Sgt Timerlate Kirven...and Cpl. Samuel J. Love, Sr... They received Purple Hearts for wounds received in the Battle of Saipan..."

W. Eugene Smith WORLD WAR II. // The Pacific Campaign. June 1944. Battle of Saipan Island. US. (Littlest Survivor).

W. Eugene Smith WORLD WAR II. // The Pacific Campaign. June 1944. Battle of Saipan Island. US. (Littlest Survivor).

Grizzled, battle-weary, cigarette-smoking Marine PFC T. E. Underwood on Saipan during the fight to wrest the island from Japanese troops, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, July 1944

World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

Grizzled, battle-weary, cigarette-smoking Marine PFC T. E. Underwood on Saipan during the fight to wrest the island from Japanese troops, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, July 1944

A United States Marine with his pet goat during the battle of Saipan, 1944.  Colorized by Retropotamus.

A United States Marine with his pet goat during the battle of Saipan, 1944. Colorized by Retropotamus.

Battle of Saipan - Isely Field, filled with B-29 bombers, mid-1945.

Battle of Saipan - Isely Field, filled with B-29 bombers, mid-1945.

Battle of Saipan - Marines take cover behind a M4 Sherman tank while clearing Japanese forces from the northern end of the island of Saipan. 8 July 1944

Battle of Saipan - Marines take cover behind a M4 Sherman tank while clearing Japanese forces from the northern end of the island of Saipan. 8 July 1944

Back up: While under fire, U.S. Marines advance on occupying Japanese forces in Tanapag, Saipan in June 1944

World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

Back up: While under fire, U.S. Marines advance on occupying Japanese forces in Tanapag, Saipan in June 1944

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