Okinawa Diary – June 18, 1945

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June 17, 1945, continued…

… because we’re the only air corp squadron here. So we already have several outfits attached to us.

We had one air raid tonight. A lone Jap plane laid a string of bombs on Kadena airfield and got through the A.A. fire.

June 18, 1945

Two alerts early this morning, nothing happened. Saw movie tonight “Desert Escape”.

Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, commander of the forces here, was killed today from an enemy shell burst. He was observing in an advanced outpost.

June 19, 1945

Completed putting in floor in our tent. Not much work today, except a couple of front…

 
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