In Honor of Those Who Served – World War II – A Day in Saipan

From the diary of Elmer Broadbent, Leedey, Oklahoma, 1944“After we unloaded from the landing tank craft, we went into the sea from the rear of craft and moved three deep in four-foot water to the beach on the right side of craft. We were sheltered by large coral rock on the right and the landing craft on the left. Everyone who approached beach on left side of landing craft were killed by a Jap machine gun. Our landing craft backed back into the sea and left our left flank exposed to machine gun fire.The machine gun opened up again. I…

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