USS New Mexico (BB-40), with rows of 14-inch projectiles on deck, while the ship was replenishing her ammunition supply prior to the invasion of Guam, July 1944. The photograph looks forward on the starboard side, with triple 14-inch/50-caliber gun turrets at left. Note floater nets stowed atop the turrets (80-G-K-14228).
Pre-invasion bombardment of the Guam shore, July 1944. Note destroyer off the beach (80-G-59459).
Pre-invasion bombardment blasts the Guam shoreline, July 1944. Note two aircraft at left pulling out from bomb runs, and LCI gunboat in center. Another aircraft is over the LCI (80-G-239301).
LSTs, APAs, and other shipping off Guam during the landings, 21 July 1944. A DD-445–class destroyer is in the center. Photographed from USS New Mexico (BB-40) (80-G-K-2016).
Southern Assault Force landing craft approaching the Agat landing beaches, south of the Orote Peninsula, Guam, on 21 July 1944. The first assault wave is going in, while the second wave forms (80-G-248280).
Marines dismount from an LVT and take cover on a Guam invasion beach on "W-day," 21 July 1944 (80-G-238988).
Scene on the northern landing beaches near Asan Point, 21 July 1944, with two LSTs unloading (80-G-238983).
LCMs, LVTs, and LCVPs grouped offshore following the Guam landings, late July 1944 (80-G-242210).
A large Japanese coastal defense gun lies wrecked near the northern landing beaches, just west of Agana city, after its capture by Marines (USMC 93094).
Marines enter the ruins of Agana, Guam, on 31 July 1944 (USMC 93570).
A Marine flamethrower in action near the old Orote golf course, Guam, July 1944 (USMC 88153).
Marines on Guam coax a Japanese sailor into surrendering, July 1944 (USMC 88071).
Marines pursue the Japanese through the ruins of a Guam town, July/August 1944. Buildings like these were ideal hiding places for snipers and were thoroughly searched (80-G-241223).
Japanese or Korean civilians turn themselves in during the U.S. advance on Guam, July/August 1944 (USMC 91493).
A large explosion ashore during preliminary bombardment of Guam, seen from USS New Mexico (BB-40) on 12 July 1944 (80-G-255564).
A U.S. Navy battleship bombards Guam one day before the invasion, 20 July 1944. Fourteen-inch guns are firing while 5-inch/25-caliber guns stand by (80-G-59462).
A UDT (underwater demolition team) explosive charge blows up an underwater obstacle off an Agat beach (Southern Assault Force), Guam, 21 July 1944 (80-G-700639).
Marines take cover on an invasion beach during initial landings, 21 July 1944 (80-G-239023).
Scene of desolation on one of the Guam landing beaches soon after the invasion, July 1944 (26-G-2684).
Scene on an Asan landing beach an hour and a half after the first Northern Assault Force landings, 21 July 1944. A field dressing station is in operation in the foreground. Note LVTs and M-4 tanks (80-G-238994).
View of part of the southern landing beaches from a ruined building, July 1944. The Orote peninsula is in the distance. Note machine-gun crew in right center (USMC 87230).
Agana, Guam, looking north on 28 July 1944, after the town had been virtually flattened by the American pre-invasion bombardment (80-G-248363).
Marine tanks and infantry advance cautiously along a Guam road, July/August 1944 (USMC 91166).
A DUKW amphibious truck drives down the ramp of USS LST-220 during re-supply operations on a Guam beachhead, July/August 1944. Note LST-247 at left (USMC 87833).
Marines advancing on Guam in company with an M-4 Sherman tank, July/August 1944 (USMC 88152).
Marines pose with the plaque from the old Orote Marine Barracks, recovered following the Guam invasion (USMC 88155).
Women washing clothes in a creek near Agana, Guam, on 12 August 1944, two days after the island was declared secured (80-G-248080).