The Battles

The 24th Marines participated in four major campaigns during World War Two. Their courage, prowess, and sacrifice helped earn their division its nickname – “The Fighting Fourth.”

Click on any image for a day-by-day description of 1/24’s experience in combat.

Official USMC Photo John Pope with capsized truck on Saipan.

Roi-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll
January – February, 1944

Forager, Phase I
Saipan, Marianas Islands
June – July, 1944

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Forager, Phase III
Tinian, Marianas Islands
July – August, 1944

Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands
February – March, 1944

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