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  • Pacific Island Times Staff

George Tweed's rescue from Guam hits American front pages-- a month late

Mop-up fighting and pursuit of Japanese stragglers was continuing on Guam August 11, 1944, as Admiral Nimitz announced that the Navy had 'rescued' radioman George Tweed, the last and most famous survivor of the pre-war American garrison on the island. Here's a contemporary documentary on that event.

Here was the Chicago Tribune's take on George Tweed, typical of what appeared this day. Below, George Tweed after some feeding, with a new haircut and uniform, photographed by the U.S. Navy


Eventually, George Tweed went back to his home in Grant's Pass, Oregon and less adventurous pursuits than on Guam.


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