Yellow Beach 2 after 75 Years: The Archaeology of a WWII Invasion Beach on Saipan and its Historic Context in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [Paperback]

Boyd Dixon(Author); Brenda Y. Tenorio(Author); Cherie Walth(Author); Kathy Mowrer(Author)

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ISBN: 9781789692587 | Published by: Archaeopress Access Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2019 | 146p, H10.75 x W8, 88 figures, 10 tables (50 color pages)
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Yellow Beach 2 after 75 Years

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After 75 years, this story presents archaeological evidence, archival records, and respected elders’ accounts from WWII and the most catastrophic period in Pacific Basin history, and then into modern times on Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. On June 15, 1944, Afetna Point was called ‘Yellow Beach 2’ by the U.S. Marines and Army infantry braving Japanese resistance to establish a beachhead before capturing As Lito airfield the following days. The beachhead then served as a resupply landing for the next two weeks or more as U.S. forces slowly cleared the island of enemy strongpoints, and removed wounded Americans and battle weary civilians to off-shore medical treatment. At the end of the battle Chamorro, Carolinian, Okinawan, and Korean residents were relocated into stockades for their separation from Japanese soldiers until liberation on July 4, 1946. American military and eventual civilian administration of the San Antonio area transformed the agrarian landscape into a busy corridor of residential, industrial, and then tourist development. Once again in the 21st century, competition for regional tourism and investment makes Saipan a nexus of geopolitical intrigue and economic speculation where the past is not forgotten.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction to Yellow Beach 2 on Saipan

Chapter 2 The Afetna Point Archaeological Project

Chapter 3 Environmental Context of Afetna Point

Chapter 4 Research Design and Methods Employed

Chapter 5 Yellow Beach 2: Historic Context of Afetna Point

Chapter 6 WWII Era Results

Chapter 7 Osteological Analysis

Chapter 8 San Antonio Memories Today

Chapter 9 Discussion of Research Questions

Chapter 10 Larger Research Implications

Chapter 11 References Cited by Major Topics

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