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'Survival War' In The Jungle (September 1944 - May 1945)

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By early September 1944, US forces in Guam were concentrating on mopping-up operations. Their main forces seemed to have embarked on preparing for battles nearer to mainland Japan. After the author's platoon was dissolved, he and his companions parted with Lieutenant Inaba, with whom they had shared fate since Manchuria. The author and his companions, the Yokoi group of five strong went to an upper stream of the River Talofofo from its mouth along its valley. They hid themselves in the jungle during the daytime and searched around for food cautiously in the early morning and in the evening. They came across Corporal Matsubara, and were told then for the first time that Captain Tsuchiya and his group had collided with the Americans at the mouth of the River Talofofo, and had put them to flight at the cost of a great number of casualties, including the captain himself.

Keywords: Guam; Lieutenant Inaba; Minagawa; Nakahata; River Talofofo; US forces



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