Tinta Massacre Site

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Tinta Massacre Site
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LocationEspinosa Avenue
Nearest city Merizo, Guam
Coordinates 13°15′49″N144°40′40″E / 13.26361°N 144.67778°E / 13.26361; 144.67778 Coordinates: 13°15′49″N144°40′40″E / 13.26361°N 144.67778°E / 13.26361; 144.67778
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
NRHP reference No. 91001720 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 26, 1991

The Tinta Massacre Site, near Merizo, Guam, has significance from 1944. Also known as Tinta (66-06-1223), it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The listing included one contributing site and one contributing object. [1]

It is the location of a massacre of civilians by Japanese troops on July 15, 1944, six days before the island was liberated, in World War II. Thirty men and women from the village of Merizo were gathered; sixteen were killed and the others were left for dead. One of those killed was Mrs. Maria L. Mesa, "a prominent pre-war educator". In 1991, the site was marked by a cross. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. Kenneth R. Perez; Antonio E. Martinez, Jr. & Alejandro B. Lizama (May 10, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Tinta Massacre Site / Tinta (66-06-1223)". National Park Service. and accompanying four photos from 1991