War in the Pacific National Historical Park

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War in the Pacific National Historical Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Asan Beach, War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Map showing the location of War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Map showing the location of War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Location Guam
Nearest city Asan, Guam
Coordinates 13°18′00″N 144°40′01″E / 13.30000°N 144.66694°E / 13.30000; 144.66694Coordinates: 13°18′00″N 144°40′01″E / 13.30000°N 144.66694°E / 13.30000; 144.66694
Area 2,037 acres (8.2 km2)
Established August 18, 1978
Visitors 482,391 (in 2011)1
Governing body National Park Service
Official website
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Location Marine Dr., Agana, Guam
Area 1,957.9 acres (792.3 ha)
Built 1944
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 780031982
Added to NRHP August 18, 1978

The War in the Pacific National Historical Park is a protected area, in the United States territory of Guam, which was established in 1978 in honor of those who participated in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Various sites on the island of Guam are part of the Park. It is unique among the National Park System insofar as it honors the bravery and sacrifices of all those who participated in the Pacific Theater.

During World War II, Guam was captured by the Japanese forces in 1941 and liberated by the Americans in 1944. The park includes former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, caves, and historic structures.

Nations involved in the War in the Pacific include the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the Soviet Union.

The Park will also be featured on the Washington Quarter in 2019, as a part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Series.

See also

References

  1. ^ "NPS Annual Recreation Visits Report". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  • Rogers, Robert F (1995). Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0-8248-1678-1

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