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Japanese Combat Boot Sole Saipan | by Reef_Wreck
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Japanese Combat Boot Sole Saipan

This is the sole of a Japanese combat boot found on the surface after the departure of a Japanese repatriation team excavating the mass grave of Japanese soldiers killed in the last banzai charge at Saipan. Note the metal studs. Items such as this were likely exposed due to heavy rains after the excavation.


For photos, videos and great info on Saipan and it's history, particularly World War II, please take a look at SaipanPictures' blog, at

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Taken on October 21, 2011