On the joint force assault by the American Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force against the Japanese on Garapan, the capital city of Saipan in the Mariana Islands. U.S. artillery guns fired at Japanese forces in Garapan. U.S. troops load and fire artillery guns. Japanese airbase in Garapan is captured by the Americans. Aerial view of the Allied naval fleet advances toward Garapan.
The capture of Garapan on Saipan in the Marianas Islands, by the Americans. American Naval and artillery bombardments destroy the last Japanese strongholds in cliffs north of Garapan city in the Mariana Islands. Infantrymen and tanks advance. An enemy sniper is burnt out. A Japanese bunker is destroyed. Machine gun crew fires and throws grenades at the enemies. Enemies on a cliff shot down. Some of the Japanese troops (and island civilians fearful of American forces) jump off cliffs to commit suicide. Troops line up the bodies of dead Japanese soldiers. Japanese troops surrender. A U.S. 2nd Marine Division cemetery. View of the names of the marines on the gravestones.
The joint force assault by the American Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force against the Japanese in Garapan, the capital city of Saipan in the Marianas Islands. American tanks advances. View of the battle. Lieutenant General Holland Smith of the U.S. Marine Corps commands the assault forces. Artillery guns, mortar guns and machines guns are fired at the enemy. A Japanese ammunition depot explodes. The U.S. Thunderbolt aircraft take off from a captured airfield. Japanese command post and other installations bombed. An American plane is downed by the Japanese. American troops take over Garapan after house to house fighting. Troops climb a hill carrying their equipment. Artillery and mortar guns fired. Naval and artillery bombardments destroy the last enemy strongholds in cliffs north of the city. Civilians and enemy troops surrender. Civilians make rice balls. U.S. tanks in action.
U.S. forces battle against the enemy on Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II.. United States 2nd Marine Division advances towards the northern region of Saipan. The Japanese fire from houses and from behind bushes in Garapan. Soldiers pass through debris and damaged buildings. U.S. aircraft drop bombs over Japanese targets. Animated map shows Japanese attack on U.S. occupied areas from Tinian island.
The joint force assault by the American Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force against Japanese on Garapan, the capital city of Saipan in the Mariana Islands, during World War 2. U.S. artillery guns are fired at Japanese forces. U.S. troops carry their injured men under cover of a tank. Rockets are fired to take down enemy snipers. Incendiary grenades are fired to smoke the enemies out of their pillboxes. A Japanese soldier is taken as prisoner.
Bombardment at Garapan in Saipan, Mariana Islands. Smoke columns rise. Burning fuel oil dump. USS Montpelier bombards island. Bombs burst around Japanese ship stranded on reef.