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    War In The Pacific

    National Historical Park Guam

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  • Asan Beach Unit Closed Off a Section Due to Little Fire Ants

    Due to the presence of the invasive Little Fire Ant, War in the Pacific National Historical Park has closed a part of the Asan Beach Unit. More »

  • Additional Closure in Asan Beach Unit

    The park has closed an additional area along Asan Beach due to the invasive Little Fire Ant. More »

  • Temporary Closure of Asan Bay Overlook

    Renovations have begun at the Asan Bay Overlook, including removal and replacement of panels at the Memorial Wall. To ensure visitor safety and provide space for equipment, sections of the site will be closed to the public through mid-July. More »

Guam Occupation Survivors

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The Asan Bay Overlook is a place to reflect on the tragedies of war.

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During World War II, many Pacific islands experienced sudden and traumatic military invasions, occupations, and in many cases destructive battles, bringing drastic change to traditional ways of life. Guam suffered a brutal Japanese occupation, a deadly three-week battle, and a rapid American military buildup.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park remembers the civilians on Guam who survived the tragedy of war. 14,721 Guam civilians endured war atrocities such as forced march, forced internment, forced labor, beatings and worse. All are listed on the Asan Bay Overlook Memorial Wall of Names.

To download a PDF document with the complete listing of the 14,721 survivors as well as the 1,170 Guam civilians and 1,880 American servicemen who died, click here. To learn more about the Asan Bay Overlook, click here.

Did You Know?

Coral reefs - Guam

War in the Pacific has one of the highest levels of species diversification within the National Park Service and has one of the most diverse coral reefs?