U.S. forces battle against the enemy on Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II. The 4th Marine Division advances on the eastern side of Saipan. Marines fire rifles. The 2nd Marine Division fires at enemy snipers. The 8th Marine Regiment advances amidst heavy firing. A Marine M3A1 light tank equipped with flamethrower (Satan flame tank) is seen in action. Marines moving slowly behind a tank. Two marines running, under fire, carrying a wounded on a stretcher. Others run for cover before a huge explosion. The 8th Marines capturing Mount Tapochau. The 4th Division moving M16 rocket launchers into position for deployment. barrages of rockets striking distant targets in the Bluff Point area. Closeup of rockets being fired from launcher on back of a truck. Map showing Saipan and the disposition of the various Marine units as of 24 June, 1944. American P-47 aircraft parked at Aslito airfield. One has the name "Rosemary" painted across its engine cowling. P-47s taking off on 26 June, to strike at Tinian. A Grumman TBF Avenger is seen taking off at the same time. Another status map shows improved U.S. positions.
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