World Battlefronts: The Long Hunt

By Aug. 9, when organized enemy resistance on Guam had ended, 10,971 Japs had been buried (along with 1,214 U.S. casualties) and the disorganized enemy had been driven into the hills. To the folks back home a communiqué announced that Guam had been "secured." But to the bearded, haggard soldiers and marines who had done the securing, that did not mean that the fighting was over—not by a long shot.

This week Marine patrols were still at the dirty, dangerous job of rooting the Japs out of their caves, dead or alive—usually dead. In...

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