History & Culture
Photo courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps
The Marianas Campaign of World War II was the most decisive battle of the Pacific Theater. With Saipan secured on July 9th, U.S. Forces were able to cut off vital Japanese supply and communication lines, and American B-29 bombers moved within range of the Japanese homeland. The end of the war with Japan followed 14 months later.
Did You Know?
At 0635 August 15, 1945, the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, ordered all offensive action against the Japanese to cease.