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Jun 15, 1944 - Jul 09, 1944

Operation Forager: Invasion of Saipan - Following intensive naval gunfire, carrier-based aircraft bombing, and UDT reconnaissance, Task Force 52, commanded by Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner, landed the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions, commanded by Lieutenant General Holland M. Smith on Saipan. This invasion was the first relatively large and heavily defended land mass in the Central Pacific to be assaulted by US amphibious might. The beach was secured two days later, and the island was secured on 9 July.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Event

More Information:  The Marianas Operation Phase I: Saipan - YouTube

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command


Date Added: 2011-06-15

Tags: Saipan, Japan, Invasion, Operation Forger


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