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Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign 1944

The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Pacific Ocean between June and November, 1944 during the Pacific War. The United States offensive, under the overall command of Chester Nimitz, followed the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign and was intended to neutralize Japanese bases in the central Pacific, support the Allied drive to retake the Philippines, and provide bases for a strategic bombing campaign against Japan.

It consisted of the following major engagements:

  • Battle of Saipan, June 1944
  • Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 1944
  • Battle of Guam, July - August 1944
  • Battle of Tinian, July - August 1944
  • Battle of Peleliu, September - November 1944
  • Battle of Angaur, September - October 1944
Battle of Saipan, June 1944

Battle of Saipan, June 1944

The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking the ...
Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 1944

Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 1944

The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a decisive naval battle of World War II which eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took ...

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