World: Mop-Up

South of the Bonins 900 miles, the battle for Guam was near its end. The unpredictable Japs had elected not to defend the southern half of the island after Orote Peninsula fell. Last week U.S. ships swarmed into Port Apra, found the harbor in excellent shape for moving in supplies.

The enemy retired to the northeastern peninsula, giving up the shattered capital of Agana with so little struggle that its recapture was not even mentioned in Admiral Nimitz' communiques.

The 3rd Marine Division, under Major General Allen Hal Turnage, formed the left flank of the...

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