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Campaign Briefing: Marianas Island at the National Museum of the Pacific War

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In June 1944, the United States was embroiled in savage fighting for the Marianas Islands, the last bastion of the Japanese Central Pacific Perimeter. At stake—airfields on Guam, Saipan, and Tinian that would position American bombers in range of Tokyo.

Join us on June 22nd, 80 years later, to examine the big questions of the campaign: “why did we invade the Marianas?”, “what happened during the battle?” and “what was the result of the campaign?”.

During the presentation, the living history volunteers of Company K will engage in a battle demonstration including simulated explosives, blank-firing guns, and a real M2-2 flamethrower.

Presentations are offered at 11:00 and 2:00. This presentation is not recommended for small children, pets, or those with heart conditions.

Campaign Briefings are open to the public with admission by donation. No ticket is required, and seating is first come first serve.

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