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Waysides Around the Island of Saipan


From Marpi to Mt. Tapotchao to Aslito Airfield, American Memorial Park maintains 12 waysides to mark the location of historical events that took place on the island in 1944. Waysides describe events such as maneuvers of both American and Japanese troops, points of interest such as artifacts and architectural remnants, and the location of camps.


By clicking on the link below, you will begin to download a 12-page PDF document showing the American Memorial Park Waysides.

American Memorial Park Waysides

Did You Know?

Soldiers in Siapan photograph courtesy of History and Museums Division, U.S. Marine Corps

On D-Day, June 15, 1944, the Island of Saipan was attacked by the United States' 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions, who landed along the western lagoon of Saipan. Two days later, the U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division landed in support of the invasion and fought along the eastern half of Saipan.