APPENDIX 4 TO ANNEX " B " SOUTHERN ATTACK AREA TO COMMANDER SOUTHERN ATTACK FORCE [TF 53] OPERATION PLAN NO.

AI62-44
2.

1.

LOCATION:
a) Grid Coordinates: FP 793082 to 780052­

LANDMARKS:
a) From Air: Rice-paddies Island. Po in t and Pe 1 a gi Ridge;and on Rock ; the behind Apaca Point; town of

BEACH STUDY
[SOUTHERN SECTOR] Information based on Aerial Photographs,

Agat; b) in

and Alutom

From

Sea: On the left , Apaca back ground, Point OF REEF: Map)
gin: The reef- face, 1 ly has is steep blocked

the center Bangi

is Maanot

right,

and Alutom (See Cross-

Island. Section A-A and Dia-
from
incli­ shallow
from
long
to 40
head.
off
is

KEY MAP
GUAM

Strategic Studies, and Mar. Corps. Map Scale 1:20,000

3. DESCRIPTION grammatic a) 15 Reef-Mar

SECRET
[Change to Restricted in Combat Area]

vary ing in width 30- de gree g. A length a 90-yd from60 it s

to 60- yds, genera but in spots off Agat

a normal

nation, opening 30 peaks; channel, yds b)

or overhun in Its 80-yd

narrowing

to 10 yds is nearly with sharp

at its mouth Point narrows

by coral

whi 1 e 350 yds south large pinnacles

of Gaan

s ide-wa11s,

and two Reef-Flat: Point, this

pa r tly obstruet between

Ranging surface

in its width has a narrow

90 yds

Apaca Point, Streams to

270 yds offAgat, covered one o f which

and 650 yds off Bangi
boulder~zone silt, Point, and and grass.

partiallybareor discharge coast.
or as deltas, the

wi th sand, t ies Bangi

s i 1 t in a thin be 1 t a Iong

shoreline
an is land,

4. DESCRIPTION and average estimated

OF BEACH: width

With

overal1

length sand

of 3400 yds
beach has
free of

10 yds, this

coral

DIAGRAMMATIC OF REEF OFF AGAT

an

1:20 gradient

and appears

quite

obstruetions.

5. PHYSIOGRAPHY: (See Cross-Section B-B).

a) b) Provinces: Plain, Plain: Coastal The area the Foot-Hi This with groves, may be divided 11s, and the clayey underbrush, Rice-fields and behind a broad and while into the
Mountains.
and silty
cogon-
under
Apaca
knobs.
Coastal wide soils. grass, Point, surface

ielatively fine-textured semi-dense of Agat into

1 eve 1 pi a in 180 yds

is covered Coconut and weeds where broken

are widespread. widens

cuItivation

lie southeast the plain locally

flat, its
facilitated laterally main

by rounded,

20- to 60- ft

CROSS-SECTION A-A REEF PROFILE RUN OFF TOWN OF AGAT
100 73 50 IS 0

XOtt:

Profile

run in 1936. to Blight v a r i a t i o n i n ,/rpfri. Grid C o o r d i n a t e * of Origin: FT 792061 Azimuth of Profile from Origin: 170'T Depth DmtiMr: Kean Lover Low liter

pottibl

Movem ent in 1 and confined northward, s treets it is largely Roads hills

to dry ground Road; restricted , which

by the 15- to 18 - ft wi de Harmon 50 and 1 50 yds from beach fields. offered

to the town's

and to 10- ft Old Agat
are bordered observation in groves only cover.
s t r ip between rolling U-shaped much the 50­ terrain,
valleys,
coa rse-
sword-, of
be
with the
may be
paddies.
and

or 1 5- ft Agat - Sumay mud of wel1-irrigated af forded Exce11 trees from local ent concealment such as line furnish

Clear within

and the low knobs while

and under
houses

the s t reams;

stream-beds c) and is

any suitable

Foot -Hi lls: Th i s 1400 -yd wide 400- ft contour rounded soils, covered lines ridges which

of gently

having

and sha1 low, typically

wi th stream-la

id grave 1s and other support , and sparse impeded some

LEGEND OF DEFENSES
1600' 15001 1400' 1300' 1200' 1100' 1000' OQO' 800'

textured cogon-

, and sho r t bunch-grass movement ridges; unlimi from ted observa

scrub-growth.
over the
is to

Based on Photographic Reconnaissance of 2 5 April 1944 and 7 May 1944

In land and lateral the ground; Coastal Plain

by hi 1ly nature cover

t ion is a f forded slight

Q

Coastal

Defense

Gun

Q

Empty or unidentitied

position

had beh ind outcrops

and in streamof vegetat provides

beds ; and, cons i de r ­ ion , only the tree-
concealment.
1y from

Heavy A .A.

/vW\ Trench Underwater 3 -*-*Post Former U.S. Barbed Wire symbol indicates indicates number of probable. Obstacles Posi tion
-400' , COASTAL PLAIH

CROSS-SECTION B-B LAND PROFILE FROM GAAN POINT OVER MT. ALIFAN
100 50 0 5ca/e 100 i n yarrf. 200 300

Aumth of Profile Grid Coordinates

from Origin of Profile:

on Caan P o i n t - 120°T FP 787064 t o 808052 MT ALIFAN

ing

the graasy

character

growth d) 400

a Ion g atreams

sufficient

(D

Light A .A. Kachine Gun Pillbox

Mpun tains : Th i s rugged down

count ry , r i s ing sharp of Mt. Alifan, line only the in dense, slow peaks. and comparatively is

ft to the 874- ft summit to the 600-ft trees. and 1arge

heavily tropical easy to laborious

0
A

iiWHIiItiil
ov.H«m
a thin veneer of ttrmmm-Ytid tmnd. tilt mrd grrvtl 00- ered nemr thore. thick with and

forested growth progress traverse

Though slopes, across

its grassy can be made

Observation

Number with guns, etc.

- dotted

-Sea-Level
1200' 1600' 2000' 2400­

MT. TENJO (EL. 1013') MAANOT RIDGE with Scrub GroV'th and Sword Grass on slopes semi - dense undergrowth in the lower ravines. Natural saddle between Alifan Mt. and ridge ex tending Northward to Mt. Tenio

ALIFAN MT. Crest of Alifan Mt. heavily forested down to 600' line.
(EL. 8741)

|

Cocotlut

Palms along

immediate

shore

line

Rice fields

and cultivated

areas

inland.

w»ntimii^

Water obs tacl es

along

reef

edge' YELLOW, N o .

£a 2

SEE REVERSE SIDE OF SHEET
FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OF AREA

BEACH SKETCH
NOTE: Character landing and distinguahing features by of beaches may be altered preceding bombardment.

Photographs of Southern Beach

MOSAIC FROM PHOTOGRAPHS 7 MAY 1944,

SUBMARINE RECONNATSSANCE

2-29 APRIL 1944

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