Battle of Saipan – Suicide Island – Extra History – #2

Battle of Saipan – Suicide Island – Extra History – #2

June 19th, 1944. USS Lexington The radioman sits, sweating into his earphones. Contrary to rumours on Saipan, the Navy had not abandoned the Marines. They’d received reports of carriers closing in. A Japanese fleet, coming to smash the Navy’s task force and strand the troops ashore. A wave of dive-bombers is headed toward Lexington. Hellcat fighters are scrambling to intercept.

» Read more