Okinawa Diary – June 24, 1945


June 24, 1945

The remaining Jap forces on the island are giving themselves up by the hundreds. This is the first time this has happened on such a large scale in the Pacific.

June 25, 1945

Nothing today, but the air raids started tonight around 11:00. A heavy A.A. barrage caught one plane east of area. We saw him get hit but he kept going south losing altitude. He was still up when we lost sight of him.

June 26, 1945

The air raid that started last night continued till about 3:00 A.M. this morning. Only one plane would come over at a time at about 10 minute intervals. I must have gone to the foxhole about half a dozen times. During one raid…

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6/26 - 6/27 - We lost another plane today, C-47 ran into it on the field, nobody hurt...