Looking Back… Okinawa Diary and WWII Memoirs
Compiled by Sgt. Eugene C. Neubauer
28th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron
This diary was begun on the day we sighted Okinawa, May 6, 1945. It was closed on the evening of December 24, 1945, the day I arrived home, service discharge in hand, in time to celebrate Christmas Eve…
- Okinawa Diary – May 6, 1945
First entry: 5/6/45 – Today we’re in the waters west of Okinawa in the Ryuku Group. Everybody’s up early. Its still dark and off to the east star shells flare up where the fighting is going on.…
- War Was In The Air, 1930s
First entry: War was “in the air” when I was still in grade school. In fact, “shooting wars” had broken out in several places throughout the world many years before Pearl Harbor…
- Home by Christmas, December 1945
Last entry: I arrived home on Christmas Eve, December 24,1945 and surprised every one….
Below, 28th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron. Video of early days (May 6, 1945) on Okinawa, before the photo lab buildings were complete…
The 28th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron was one of the U.S. Army Air Corps’ units.