Okinawa Diary – November 30, 1945
August 19, 1945, continued.
… They came to Ie in a Jap plane, and were taken from there to Manila by U.S. transport plane (C-54)
Lt. Wilkinson killed while practicing a dogfight with a Marine Corsair. Crashed on Motobu Peninsula.
Lt. Paramore killed while taking off from Yonton field. One engine caught fire, and plane fell off and crashed in rice paddy near field.
November 30, 1945
Today we left Okinawa by C-46. Took off from Naha Field 6:10 A.M. and landed at Iwo Jima 11:00. Lost 1/2 hr in rain and fog.
[ Edit note: Japan surrendered Sept 2, 1945 ]
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12/9 - 12/24 - Discharged from the Army Dec. 24, 1945 and got home Xmas eve.