“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Guam

Japanese Anti-Aircraft Gun Marker image, Touch for more information
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, February 27, 2015
Japanese Anti-Aircraft Gun Marker
1 Guam, Agat — Japanese Anti-Aircraft Gun
This dual-purpose 25-mm anti-aircraft gun used high-explosive, armor-piercing ammunition and could fire 300 rounds per minute. At the time of the recapture, the island bristled with Japanese anti-aircraft and coastal defense guns. After the war, . . . Map (db m185852) HM
2 Guam, 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
3 Guam, 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
4 Guam, 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
5 Guam, 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
6 Guam, 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
7 Guam, Piti — Silent Guns
From this high ground the Japanese had a clear view of their targets — American landing craft approaching Asan Beach. But the Piti guns were never fired. With the war suddenly turning against them, the Japanese had only a few months to bolster their . . . Map (db m185864) HM
8 Guam, Santa Rita — Hidden Defenses
For concealment and for protection from bombardment, the Japanese built this pillbox directly into the limestone headland. This digging-in was also the pattern at Gaan Point and Asan Beach. With gun ports for eyes and rocky ridges for armor, . . . Map (db m185842) HM
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9 Guam, Santa Rita — Japanese Two-Man Submarine
This two-man submarine ran aground at Guam's Togcha Beach in mid-August 1944 while on a mission to attack American shore facilities. The battle for Guam had ended more than a week before. Although Japan built more than 2,000 midget submarines . . . Map (db m185672) HM
10 Guam, Umatac — Fort Nuestra de la Soledad, 1810
For 250 years, beginning around 1565, Spanish galleons sailed yearly from Acapulco, Mexico to Manila in the Philippines and return. The only replenishment stop for these Acapulco galleons on the long voyage was Umatac Bay. From 1680 to 1810, the . . . Map (db m185858) HM
11 Guam, Umatac — Magellan's Landing
. . . Map (db m185702) HM
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Dec. 10, 2023