known as Susanna Plaza, it was the scene of the only battle to occur in
the Japanese seizure of Guam, just before dawn, Wednesday, 10 December
1941. During this battle, the bombing for the previous two days and the
landing on the beaches, 17 American military men and Guamanian Insular
Guard men died. Over 200 Japanese were to die in the short battle on
the plaza. Most of the Japanese entered the plaza from the north and
northwest, the last shots being fired from behind the Government House.
See VIRTUAL GUAM- panoramic views of Guam today
The CAD images below are constructed from original construction plans (before any modifications), miscellaneous pictures from books and from aerial photos taken just before the recapture by the Americans in 1945.
A "Fly Over" movie, 2.6 MB avi files, (VMRL) is now available on the plaza plan site. There is a 400Kb zip file for downloading if you do not have DSL. It is best to download the zip file and view later.
| Basic Plan of Plaza
Click here or on plan to see views
Three dimensional images from 5 angles plus a "Fly Over" movie of the plaza.
Created by Avalos Arquitectos Y Asociados, Cabo San Lucas, B.S, Mexico
| Aerial Pictures of Guam Plaza
and Orote Peninsula before and after American recapture. Ask
|Fly Over Movie, 3-D
|3-D "Flyover" of recreated virtual plaza