Okinawa Diary – July 31, 1945


July 31, 1945

The end of July already. Time goes faster than we notice. Rained again today. Nothing else.

August 1, 1945

Air Force day today. Still raining.

August 2, 1945

Rained all day. Navigation class again tonite. Also new show “White Cargo“.

August 3, 1945

Nothing today, Raining.

August 4, 1945

Whole squadron was out tonight cleaning the area. Rained intermittently today. Saw a good show tonite “The Big Sleep” & Bacall & Bogart.

August 5, 1945

Had first real air raid early this morning in over a month, and then there were only about 3 or 4 planes. I woke up when the Ack Ack fire was right overhead. We didn’t see this one drop any bombs, but down at the harbor we heard a couple of them dive and drop some. There wasn’t much A.A. nor much damage…

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