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American missions against Saipan Island
February 22, 1944–July 9, 1944

February 22-23, 1944
(USN) Two carrier groups of Task Force 58 (TF-58) under the command of Rear Admiral M. A. Mitscher) successfully fending off a series of determined enemy air attacks during the night. During the day, carrier aircraft attack Saipan.

March 3, 1944
(7th AF) Start of Operation Forager the capture of the southern Marianas Islands including Saipan.

April 18, 1944
(7th AF, USN) B-24s escorting USN aircraft on a photographic reconnaissance mission from Eniwetok bomb Saipan.

May 28, 1944
(7th AF) B-24s from Eniwetok bomb Saipan.

June 14, 1944
(USN) The Navy supports the amphibious landing on Saipan while carrier aircraft conducts attacks on airfields.
(USMC) Roughly 20,000 U. S. Marines from the 5th Amphibious Corps land on Saipan and face heavy opposition ashore.
(US Army) U. S. Army 27th Infantry Division land on Saipan.

June 24, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan strafe remnants of the enemy forces on the Saipan.

June 25, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan carry out reconnaissance and strafing missions over Saipan.

June 26, 1944

(7th AF) P-47s from Saipan continue to hit enemy forces remaining on Saipan. P-61s carry out night patrols over Saipan.

June 27, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s continue strafing and rocket attacks on Saipan. P-61s carry out defensive night patrols.

June 28, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s and P-61s carry out daylight raids and defensive night patrols over Saipan.

June 29, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s carry out bombing and strafing missions over Saipan.

June 30, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s on Saipan continue to pound enemy forces remaining on Saipan.

July 1, 1944

(7th AF) P-47s fly bombing and strafing missions over Saipan.

July 2, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly bombing and strafing missions over Saipan.

July 3, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s continue to hit troops remaining on Saipan.

July 4, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly fighter-bomber missions against forces on Saipan.

July 5, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly fighter-bomber missions against forces on Saipan.

July 6, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly fighter-bomber missions against forces on Saipan.

July 7, 1944
(7th AF) P-61s carry out interceptor missions over Guam, Saipan.

July 8, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s fly fighter-bomber operations against troops on Saipan.

July 9, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit the remnants of Japanese forces on Saipan.
(USN) USN: On Saipan, organized Japanese resistance ends at 4:15pm Admiral Turner declares Saipan secure.

December 7, 1944
(IJN) Japanese aircraft bomb Saipan.



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