Okinawa Diary – June 16, 1945

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June 15, 1945, continued…

One alert tonight.

June 16, 1945

Early this morning (3:00 AM) we were awakened by ack-ack fire. They had a Jap plane in the “lights” right above our area and the A.A. was putting up a heavy barrage. We just moved over to this area last night and didn’t have a fox hole built, so we just dived into a nearby hole without a roof on it.

We sure felt silly sitting in an open hole with all that flak falling around us. About this time we heard the plane go into a dive. It sounded as if the props were running away. The A.A. had stopped firing so we knew he’d been hit. All of a sudden the whirring stop and we…

 
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