Military Photo of the Day: Marines Taking Up Positions in Garapan

By Shannon Henderson Published on July 3, 2016

Garapan Fire, Saipan, 3 July 1944

“Marine infantrymen move fast to take up new positions in Garapan, principal city of Saipan. (Japanese) buildings and installations were set afire by supporting artillery barrages and the Leathernecks entered the town to engage the enemy in street fighting for the first time in the Pacific theatre.”Β 

From the Photograph Collection (COLL/3948), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

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