National Geographic : 1945 Apr
(c National Ueographic society Kodachrome by W. Robert Moore Giant Sky Birds Temporarily Roost on the Blue Waters off the Coast ofSaipan . Massing clouds brew a heavy tropical rainstorm behind Marpi Point, northernmost end of the island. Survivors of theJapanese garrison retreated tothese uptilted green fields and steep cliffs in the final stages. When this photograph was taken, mortars and machine guns were still barking as ourforces rounded upisolated groups.