Military Photo of the Day: A General’s Burial

By Shannon Henderson Published on July 14, 2018

General Saito Burial, Saipan, July 13, 1944.

“Marines found the body of Lieutenant General Yoshige Saito, in a cave above Tanapag on Saipan, and gave him a funeral with full military honors in accordance with the Geneva Convention code. Here Leathernecks prepare to lower the flag-draped coffin into its resting place.”

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

 

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