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Battle for Saipan Ends

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Submitted by @whiskey_sk

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On this day in history in 1944 the island of Saipan was proclaimed secured by the US forces commander, Admiral Turner. Despite that, scattered groups of Japanese soldiers were still in hiding, including the last organized fighting unit of the Japanese army under Cpt. Sakae Ōba (he surrendered on December 1st, 1945).

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Cpt. Oba

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