Battle of Saipan – Suicide Island – Extra History – #2



This series is brought to you by World of Tanks PC. Check out the game at the link below and use the invite code FORAGER for extra goodies. As the ruthless clash of the Saipan invasion drags on into the second week, a unique and unlikely hero emerges. Marine scout Guy Gabaldon can speak Japanese. He deserts his post, not once but twice, to reach out to the enemy soldiers and civilians.
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20 Responses

  1. milloflimes8088_9 says:

    welcome to the second week of our three day invasion.

  2. Shaun Jones says:

    Interesting fact about one of the carriers sunk at Philippine Sea, the IJN Taiho took one torpedo from an American submarine. This torpedo cracked open the aviation fuel tank, causing high-octane gasoline to pool in the forward elevator well and evaporate to fill both hangers with fumes. Due to poor damage control, mainly turning the ventilators to full which sucked the fumes into the rest of the ship, a spark occurred, causing a massive fireball that practically blew the entire flight deck off.

  3. Kenneth Racoma says:

    Sgt, Baker: wounded
    Imperial Japanese solders: let’s get him
    Sgt, Baker: (raises gun) I’m a take as many of them with me proceeds to make all 8 shots count

  4. Reese Macgowan says:

    Oh wow I didnt realize there was an actual part 2

  5. Jesse Sward says:

    You have three options candy food or grenade, no wonder so many surrendered

  6. Mureithi Kivuti says:

    The power of friendship over guns and rilfes was supposed to be fictional.
    WTF is this?????!!!

  7. Goat MC says:

    Imagine how many tactical nukes they could’ve called if this took place 20 years later

  8. James Cooper says:

    would love a series on the naval battles during the WW2, expectly the Task Force 77 "Taffy 3" of the Battle of samar, its basically the movie "300" on the sea.

  9. Dastan Alfaris says:

    4:14
    Sounds Familliar…

  10. Ki Innis says:

    3:10 Irony is there is evidence that on some rare instances, some Japanese officers tortured and ate American prisoners. America's former President George H. Bush narrowly evaded capture and likely being cannibalized by Japanese officers in 1944. Research the Chichijima Incident.

  11. solid says:

    you walked off during your night watch!?
    THATS IT! NIGHT WATCH FOR YOU YOUNG MAN!

  12. Jonathan Long Tin Huen says:

    I just realized, Guy Gabaldan's initials are GG, a sign of friendliness in video games or friendly games.

  13. Karl Maca Vlogs says:

    I live on saipan and there is still bombs and other items in the jungles and we posted that on youtube on the channel maverph!

  14. Simon simon says:

    Howling smith fool of hot air

  15. Lava_Phoenix says:

    Wait didn’t the uss Lexington sunk at the battle of the coral sea?

  16. Potatoes and Ducks says:

    Gabaldon when he was a kid: "what if i max charisma lmao"

  17. Casey O'Brien says:

    Your story is off a bit. I am the grandson of Lt. Col. William J. O'Brien.

  18. Konniptionz says:

    … Men were just built different back then. Martyr themselves with no second thoughts. " Give me a cigarette and my handgun. " Love how a lot of them were like " Yep. Gonna die and go to Hell, but I'm gonna make sure it's damn near full before I get there. " Literally every soldier that fought back then had guts and strength nearly unmatchable. Not to take away from our soldiers today… I wanted to be one, but cancer kept me from joining the Marines. Was hoping to be a rifleman.

  19. S_L_H says:

    Captain Solomon was my favorite MOH story ever! He actually was heavily trained for combat! He saved a lot of lives! What a badass!

  20. Extra Credits says:

    As the ruthless clash of the Saipan invasion drags on into the second week, a unique and unlikely hero emerges. Marine scout Guy Gabaldon can speak Japanese. He deserts his post, not once but twice, to reach out to the enemy soldiers and civilians.

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