US officers raise first American flag over Guam

American flag over Guam


Officers of the American Army raise the first American flag 8 minutes after the start of the landing on Guam Island.
The island of Guam, which belonged to the United States, was captured by the Japanese on December 7-10, 1941, and released by the American marines in July 1944.

 

Source: US National Archives.

 

 

Location: Guam Island, Pacific Ocean
Date: July 21, 1944

In : 1944

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