D Day at Saipan

 

 

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USS SUMTER  APA-52

 

CHRONOLOGY:  D DAY AT SAIPAN 15 JUNE 1944

 

0400

General Quarters.

0453

Set Condition 1-A.

0500

Commence lowering boats.

0543

Battleship and destroyers commenced bombardment of Saipan.

0600

U.S. dive bombers hit beaches of Saipan.  Started large fires.

0835

H. Hour.

0850

1st wave reported they had landed.

0851

2nd wave reported they had landed.

0854

3rd wave reported they had landed.

0856

4th wave reported they had landed.

0944

Transports moved in to transport area #3 near beach.

0944

All waves reported to have landed.

1030

Received first casualties from an LVT.  Casualties were hit by mortar shell.  They continued to arrive in boats throughout the day.

1815

Unidentified planes reported by TBS.

1830

10 unidentified planes reported by CIC, bearing 170o  16 miles.

Underway to retire for the night with Task Group 52.4.

1830

10 low flying planes bearing 140o  reported by TBS.

1832

General Quarters.

1841

Condition “Flash Red” by TBS.

1850

Opened fire with #1 5”/38 on four (4) Vals.  Radical turning maneuvers by TBS.

1855

Ceased firing, enemy planes in clouds.

 

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