Scenario  : Tinian Occupation
Location  : Tinian, Mariana Islands
Circa     : 29-31 July, 1944

Sponsor   : Hasegawa Shoutai
Event Site: Lost Valley Scout Camp
Event Date: June 15-17, 2018
 
Contact   : hasegawashoutai@gmail. com
            (See also: Hasegawa Shoutai )
 
Event Fee : $25
Line Up   : 0900

Civilians involved:
   •Tinian internally displaced persons


American units involved
   V Amphibious Corps:
     4th Marine division
     147th Infantry Regiment

Japanese units involved
   31st Army:
     29th Infantry Division
     50th Inf. Regiment
     Additional Support units

Situation:

    The Allied plan of “island hopping”- clearing out only certain islands deemed of strategic significance- requires the invasion of Tinian immediately following the capture of Saipan.

    On July 24th, 1944, only two weeks after taking Saipan, the Battle of Tinian commenced. The Mariana Island chain, of which Tinian is a part, was chosen for its suitability for supporting future operations, including the construction of airfields within striking distance of mainland Japan.

    As Allied forces make their way across the island, they are met by thousands of civilians trapped on the island with no way to escape. Opposing the Allied forces are the scattered remnants of the Japanese Army and Navy garrisons.

    When Tinian inevitably falls, Japan will be dealt a blow from which they will never recover.


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