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Timeline Event:


Jul 08, 1944

As a U.S. taking of Saipan becomes certain, hundreds of Japanese civilians commit suicide rather than surrender. Allied B-29 bombers can reach Tokyo from Saipan, thus the capture of the island will be a turning point in the Pacific war. The Tokyo government collapses within 2 weeks.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

Source:  World War II History


Date Added: 2010-06-11



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