Imperial Japanese Army LtGen Takeshi Takashina, commander of the 29th Infantry Division, which came to Guam from Manchuria in early 1944, where it was part of the Kwantung Army, was killed on 28 July while directing the evacuation of his Fonte defenses
Lt Gen Hideyoshi Obata, Thirty-first Army commander, who took command of the defense of Guam after Gen Takashina's death, was himself killed by soldiers of the 306th Infantry, when they overran the Mataguac command post
Bombardment of Guam on 14 July 1944 before the battle of Guam. Seen from USS New Mexico.
First assault waves of Marines take cover prior to moving inland on Guam.
First flag on Guam on boat hook mast. Two U.S. officers plant the American flag on Guam eight minutes after U.S. Marines and Army assault troops landed on the Central Pacific island on July 20, 1944
Orote peninsula airfield during air raid. Guam.
A threatening 75mm Japanese gun pokes its barrel out of the Gaan Point pillbox where a companion piece and a 37mm gun wreaked havoc on the assault waves of the 22d Marines on W-Day
Marines show their appreciation to the Coast Guard during the invasion of Guam during World War II
Sgt Carrol Williford, 3rd MarDiv, in a ruined chapel near the Asan beachhead. Guam, August 3rd, 1944.
Japanese Prisoners of War at Guam, with bowed heads after hearing Emperor Hirohito make announcement of Japan's unconditional surrender., 08/15/1945