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During their investigations, archaeologists exploring the beaches and lagoons off Saipan have been documenting an extraordinary range of archaeological evidence of the battle including tanks, airplanes, ships, and artillery.

TBM Avengers like this were used by the U.S. Navy as torpedo bombers and were the most widely produced naval strike aircraft in history. Avengers played a significant role in the Battle of Saipan including pre-invasion bombing and strafing, air support for ground troops, anti-submarine patrols, and reconnaissance missions.
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