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  • Pacific Island Times Staff

Liberation Day was only the beginning of Guam liberation

July 21, 1944, when Americans hit the Guam beaches under heavy Japanese fire was only the beginning of a long, messy and bloody mop-up operation, which stateside media covered for weeks as thousands fought and died on the island.

Of course, back in the mainland U.S., advertisers were advancing on the war workers who were making much of the action possible.

As the fighting continued, George Tweed, the lone American holdout throughout the Japanese occupation, was out of his lonely Guam cave and on the way back to the states where he would tour the country promoting the sale of war bonds.


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