August 10, 1944 (Thursday)

NEW GUINEA
Japanese withdraw from Aitape sector towards Wewak.

MARINAS
Americans secure Guam. Small groups of Japanese hide in the jungle; last man does not surrender until 1972 !

Marianas Campaign Losses
Japanese U.S.
KIA c. 40,000 4,596
PoWs 2,030 -
Wounded, missing - 19,323

AIR WAR: PACIFIC
USAAF begins 7 month bombardment of Iwo Jima.

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