Saipan & Tinian 1944: Piercing the Japanese Empire by Gordon L. RottmanSaipan & Tinian 1944: Piercing the Japanese Empire by Gordon L. Rottman

Saipan & Tinian 1944: Piercing the Japanese Empire

byGordon L. RottmanIllustratorHoward Gerrard

Paperback | April 27, 2004

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The 1944 invasion of Saipan was the first two-division amphibious assault conducted by US forces in World War II (1939-1945). Saipan and Tinian had been under Japanese control since 1914 and, heavily colonized, they were considered virtually part of the Empire. The struggle for Saipan and Tinian was characterized by the same bitter fighting that typified the entire Central Pacific campaign. Fighting side-by-side, Army and Marine units witnessed the largest tank battle of the Pacific War, massed Japanese banzai charges, and the horror of hundreds of Japanese civilians committing suicide to avoid capture. In this book Gordon Rottman details the capture of these vital islands that led to the collapse of Prime Minister Tojo's government.
Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a special operations for...
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Title:Saipan & Tinian 1944: Piercing the Japanese EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.85 × 7.29 × 0.23 inPublished:April 27, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768049

ISBN - 13:9781841768045

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing plans/Opposing commanders/Opposing forces/Capture and occupation of Saipan/Capture and occupation of Tinian/Aftermath/Orders of battle/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index