Okinawa Diary – June 22, 1945


June 22, 1945

The raid that started last night around midnight lasted till about 4:00 this am. Most of that time was just an alert with occasional A.A. fire.

The lab men in finishing got [through] this morning at 5:00 A.M. They started right after supper last night (5:00 P.M.).

But this is a usual procedure.

Saw show tonight “Valley of Decision“, with Greer Garson and Greg. Peck.

June 23, 1945

Today is the official day ending the Okinawan campaign, although the Japs still hold out in small pockets. Nothing else today.


June 22, 1945, continued…

Lt. Kinkaid crashed today while buzzing over the ocean. He was flying very low and a rising wave struck him. This makes a total of six…

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