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?
The Flag Circle consists of the American flag, flanked by the Service Flags of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force (Army Air Corps). The Flag Circle is prominently viewed through the park's mall entrance by all who drive north on Beach Road in Saipan. More...