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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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A view of the beachhead from the pier.