National Geographic : 1946 Jun
Tennessee Stands Off Okinawa and Avenges Pearl Harbor. Amtracks Flash By for the Strike atthe Beach In one year Tennessee fired 135,000 shells at the enemy. Wounded at Saipan, the battleship merited a second Purple Heart. Shewon theNimitz "Well done!" U.S.Navy, Official On Saipan's Marpi Point, Where Hundreds of Cornered Japanese Committed Suicide, the U. S.Navy Built aTremendous Airbase From the far cliffs entire families leaped to their deaths. Enemy soldiers tossed grenades at one another. The seawas thick with dead.