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Battle of Saipan
Photos from 1944
The following pictures were obtained by David Moore during
the battle of Saipan
from a military photographer whose darkroom was near
his bivouac on the beach. Click on the
images to get a bigger picture. See Pictures
of Saipan - 1996 for an idea of what
Saipan looks like today.
|Amtracks heading for the beach.||Landing craft headed for the beach.|
|Men on a pontoon barge loading landing craft. Note the landing craft that has been abandoned.||After the beachhead was taken.|
|Men posing at a foxhole.||A pontoon barge that was used to move material
from ships to the beach.
|Another view of a pontoon barge. This is the
type of pontoon barge David Moore worked on
during the battle of Saipan.
|A view of the dock at the beachhead.|
|Material stacked on the barges waiting to be
|LST unloading trucks at the temporary pier created at the beachhead from pontoon barges.|
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photos of modern Saipan taken in 1996 taken by David Moore.
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|A view of the beachhead from the pier.|