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
LocationGuam
Nearest cityAsan, Guam
Coordinates13°25′21.03″N 144°40′32.38″E / 13.4225083°N 144.6756611°E / 13.4225083; 144.6756611Coordinates: 13°25′21.03″N 144°40′32.38″E / 13.4225083°N 144.6756611°E / 13.4225083; 144.6756611
Area2,037 acres (8.24 km2)
EstablishedAugust 18, 1978
Visitors482,391 (in 2011)[1]
Governing bodyNational Park Service
WebsiteWar in the Pacific National Historical Park
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
War in the Pacific National Historical Park is located in Guam
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
LocationMarine Dr., Agana, Guam
Area1,957.9 acres (792.3 ha)
Built1944
NRHP reference #78003198[2]
Added to NRHPAugust 18, 1978

The War in the Pacific National Historical Park is a protected area in the United States territory of Guam, in Apra Harbor, 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, Mexico, 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.

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  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. July 9, 2010.
  • 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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