The Pacific Campaign on the Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War 2. Map titled 'Mariana Islands' showing the location of U.S. carrier convoy. Map showing the location of LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank). Map with heading '804th Aviation Engineers in Saipan'. Map and sea route marked from Hawaii past Johnson Island showing location of transport convoy, June 17, 1944. Convoy at sea showing men aboard the ships looking down at the water. Convoy showing the various types of vessels in the convoy, mostly freighters. Continuation of maps with sea markings of the route of the convoy showing the location of Kwajalein Islands and location of Eniwetok. Carriers underway showing planes aboard the carriers. Personnel on look out, aircraft spotters and others. Huge geyser of water erupting near a freighter. Convoy off the coast of Saipan showing a huge geyser of water going up. LSTs and freighters at anchor off the coast of Saipan. Personnel aboard LST as they move in towards the shore. Gun flashes can be seen ashore. Unloading operation showing the LST pulling into shore, the door falls down into the water and a half track pulls out and moves into the shore loaded with men and equipment. Trucks, jeeps and all types of equipment moving across the water in toward shore. Men walking ashore.
U.S. Task Force 58 attacks Japanese held island Saipan in the Mariana Islands during World War II. Task Force 58 ships head towards Saipan. A map of Saipan. Carriers, battleships and destroyers of Task Force 58 underway. U.S. Navy Admiral Raymond Spruance aboard a ship. U.S. Naval guns bombard Saipan. Smoke rises from shell explosions on the island. U.S. Marines embark on landing crafts off Saipan. The Marines and U.S. tanks advance on the island. U.S. heavy artillery guns bombard Saipan. The Marines continue to battle Japanese troops as they advance. Japanese installations in ruins. A U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft lands on the island. The American flag is raised. U.S. medics treat wounded soldiers. Japanese women and children are removed to safety by U.S. troops.
U.S. forces battle against the enemy on Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II.. Animated map shows U.S. 2nd, 4th and 27th Infantry Divisions advancing towards the northern Region of Saipan. Troops move uphill. Tanks fire at Japanese positions. 2nd Division Marines behind a bush look at a map. Japanese ammunition captured from enemy caves. Animated map shows the territories occupied by U.S. forces in the northern region.
Final stages of the Battle of Saipan in the Mariana Islands during World War II. U.S. carrier-based airplanes land at and are refueled at a captured airfield renamed as Conroy Airfield. Bombers and fighters take off to bomb Japanese positions on the northern tip of Saipan. Smoke billows up from a Japanese ammunition dump by U.S. bombings. U.S. Marine Commander Carlson confers with an officer. Marines and tanks advance. Mortars are fired at Japanese pillboxes and caves on a hill. Smoke billows up from the hillside. The marines continue advancing. Animated map connects Saipan with Tokyo and the Philippines. The marines after the capture of Saipan.
U.S. forces battle against the Japanese on Saipan island, Mariana Islands during World War II. Animated map shows territories occupied by U.S. forces. The map shows the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions along with the 27th Infantry Division heading towards Tanapag Harbor. United States tanks fire at Japanese positions resulting in fire and explosions. 27th Infantry Division troops reach a beach and fire rifles. American aircraft air raid Saipan. A map shows air strikes on northern Saipan and Tinian Island. Marines advance uphill.
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.