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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Asan, Guam

 
Attack, Occupation, Liberation Marker detail image, Touch for more information
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Attack, Occupation, Liberation Marker detail
1Guam, Asan — Attack, Occupation, Liberation
Attack The Japanese conquest of Guam began on December 8, 1941, an hour after the attack on Pearl Harbor. A small force of U.S. Marine and Navy personnel, joined by members of the local Chamorro Insular Force Guard and Naval Militia, opposed . . . Map (db m185671) HM WM
2Guam, Asan — Banzai Charges
The Japanese launched massive counterattacks from these highlands. More than a wild suicide charge, the banzai attack the night of July 25, 1944, was a carefully organized attempt to drive the Americans back into the sea. Although some Japanese . . . Map (db m185669) HM
3Guam, Asan — Guam 1941-1944
In remembrance of all who sacrified for liberty May peace and understanding prevail so that no future generation will ever be compelled to repeat these sacrificesMap (db m185838) WM
4Guam, Asan — The Inland Offensive
From the hilltops, Japanese officers could see the broader pattern of U.S. tactics and troop movements. They watched as the Americans secured the beachhead at Asan and kept moving — uphill and inland. Japanese forces had dug into strong defensive . . . Map (db m185670) HM
5Guam, Asan — War in the Pacific National Historical Park
This historic landing beach is one of seven park units that commemorate the World War II fighting on Guam. By traveling from unit to unit, you can trace the three-week battle that began at the beaches, spread inland, and swept across the island. . . . Map (db m185659) HM
 
 
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022