'to-have-and-have-not'-(1944)

fulldefendorprince asked:

Hey! Do you have the dates for when the Japanese invaded Guam at beginning of War in Pacific? Also do you have the dates for The Battle-when US forces took Guam back? Thanks a lot!

The Japanese invaded Guam on 8 December 1941, and the American forces surrendered two days later on 10 December 1941, after Governor George J. McMillin gave his order at 0600.

Americans landed on Guam on 21 July 1944, almost three years after the surrender. There had been some preparations going on near the area a few days before, like shore bombardment and obstacles removal, but the main landing took place on that day. Guam was declared secure on 10 August 1944, although a number of Japanese soldiers held out in the jungles of Guam for quite a long time.