Okinawa Diary – May 25, 1945 (part 1)

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May 25, 1945, continued…

… the Japs came over. Several planes came over at medium altitude. They drew terrific A.A. fire. The sky was filled with streaking tracers and bursting 40’s and 90’s. But the Japs flew right through it and drop some bombs on Yontan and started a fire.

A few minutes later we saw tracers from low cross-firing on Yontan. Some of it was coming our way so we dove for the fox-holes.

As we watched from our fox-holes I saw two Jap planes come in very low and break into flame one after the other. One went down on this side of the field almost immediately. The other made a flaming trail as he flew the entire length of the field at approx. 100 alt. and then crashed at the east end of the field. Everybody was cheering as we watched the…

 
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