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.
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