Okinawa Diary – June 17, 1945


June 16, 1945, continued…

could hear a swishing noise. Everybody was holding his breath and hoping like hell that he wouldn’t crash into our area. All of a sudden swishing stopped, but we didn’t hear him crash. Maybe he managed to glide out into the ocean, whatever happened we never did find out.

When we got back to our tent we found two flak holes in it. Another didn’t go all through.

Today we started operating in our new lab area using the big photo trailers.

June 17, 1945

Some more of our fellows returned from Ie Shima.

More men are being attached to this outfit…

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