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    Maug Island  Mariana Islands

Location
Maug Island is a small island. To the south is Saipan.

Wartime History
In June of 1945, an unauthorised landing was initiated by Lt. Col. Chalfant who sent a number of USMC MP battalions to Maug Island to mop up, but were unable to find any Japanese. There was evidence of Japanese gardens and a radio tower shelled by the USN.

American missions against Maug
August 28, 1944 - September 3, 1944

August 28, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Maug

September 3, 1944
(7th AF) P-47s hit Maug with rockets

References
Saipan Oral Histories of the Pacific War

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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