Army & Navy - OCCUPATION: At Camp Susupe

The U.S. was only beginning to learn about military occupation of Japanese territory. But by last week a pattern for the future was forming on Saipan, first Jap territory where U.S. forces encountered large numbers of Jap civilians.

On Saipan scrawny, hungry Jap civilians were still coming out of caves where they had hidden since the battle began last June. Upon surrendering they are placed in a two-square-mile compound named "Camp Susupe" (after the nearby shallow lake), which now shelters 18,000 — 13,000 Japs, the rest Christian Chamorros, Koreans and Kanakas.


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