Okinawa Diary – August 6, 1945


August 5, 1945, continued.

… I guess nobody worries about the raids anymore anyway.

Today is Sunday and my day off for this week. Peel and I went for a walk and took some pix. It was clear today for the first time in over a week.

August 6, 1945

Had another air raid early this morning, about the same as yesterday. A.A. was meager and ineffective. Didn’t last more than 5 mins.

Start raining again today. Show tonite “Mrs. Parkington“. Garson & Pidgeon.

August 7, 1945

Had an alert early this morning, but nobody even bothered to get up for it.

Today we heard the announcement of the new atomic bomb. It was dropped on one of the targets we photographed. (Hiroshima)

August 8, 1945

One of our planes photographed the bomb hit at Hiroshima today.

P.I. says the damage looks like a burned out area. Also…


Note: P.I. : photo intelligence

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8/8 - 8/10 - had lots of reprints on Nagasaki so it must be next...