April 1945

Attack on Guam

Volume 29, Issue 4

Miles R Browning

Attack on Guam A graphic account of the First Provisional Marine Brigade's part in the conquest of Guam. In the Brigade's sphere of action, the enemy resisted with fanaticism to the death. By 1st Lieutenant Millard Kaufman *

AFTER two and a half years of war, U. S. Marines were at the threshold of Japan's inner defenses. Beyond the white water of the reef lay Guam. The beach was cratered by the Navy's interminable shelling. The sword grass burned furiously, screening the flatlands in smoke. Dive bombers ferreted out targets on the hills beyond.

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