National Geographic : 1945 Apr
@ National Geographic Society Kodachrome byW. Robert Moore U. S. Forces Fill Sandbags Beside Saipan Caves Where Japanese Beach Defenders Holed Up Dozens were routed from the grotto in this water-cut rock. Utilizing natural formations here, the Japs surrounded deeply indented Magicienne Bay with heavy fortifi cations. But these were of little use; our assault was launched across the reef on the opposite side ofthe island.