National Geographic : 1944 Oct
U.S.Marine Corps, Official In a Mobilized Push toward the Saipan Battle Line, Marines Move on Treads, Wheels, Wings, and Shoe Leather Hedgehopping above them, a "grasshopper" plane drones toward the enemy, looking for artillery targets. Cultivatedpatches arecane fields, theisland's biggest single crop. Saipan, one-fourth the size of American Guam, produced 70 times as many exports (pages 397, 407). Thehillside field inbackground ispocked bybattle.