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Yamato maneuvering, 7 Apr 1945Yamato with a destroyer, listing heavy to port, 7 Apr 1945
Yamato maneuvering, 7 Apr 1945Yamato with a destroyer, listing heavy to port, 7 Apr 1945
Burial at sea aboard USS Hancock for those killed by Japanese special attack two days prior, off Okinawa, Japan, 9 Apr 1945Men of the 383nd Infantry Regiment, US 96th Division firing at a Japanese position in the Mashiki area, Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr 1945
Burial at sea aboard USS Hancock for those killed by Japanese special attack two days prior, off Okinawa, Japan, 9 Apr 1945Men of the 383nd Infantry Regiment, US 96th Division firing at a Japanese position in the Mashiki area, Okinawa, Japan, circa Apr 1945
US Army soldiers disembarking from LVTs onto Okinawa beach, Japan, circa Apr 1945Japanese special attack Zero fighter crashing into USS Missouri, off Okinawa, Japan, 11 April 1945
US Army soldiers disembarking from LVTs onto Okinawa beach, Japan, circa Apr 1945Japanese special attack Zero fighter crashing into USS Missouri, off Okinawa, Japan, 11 April 1945
African-American US Marines and sailors resting at the base of a Japanese war memorial, Okinawa, Japan, 12 Apr 1945. On steps: Snowden, Martin. On monument: Walton, Ellenberg, Brown, Brawner.USS Tennessee burning shortly after being struck by a Japanese D3A special attack aircraft of Operation Kikusui No. 2, off Okinawa, Japan, 12 Apr 1945
African-American US Marines and sailors resting at the base of a Japanese war memorial, Okinawa, Japan, 12 Apr 1945. On steps: Snowden, Martin. On monument: Walton, Ellenberg, Brown, Brawner.USS Tennessee burning shortly after being struck by a Japanese D3A special attack aircraft of Operation Kikusui No. 2, off Okinawa, Japan, 12 Apr 1945
American ships landing troops and supplies on a beach on Okinawa, Japan, 13 Apr 1945Gunners aboard USS Miami firing at Japanese aircraft, off Okinawa, Japan, 14 Apr 1945
American ships landing troops and supplies on a beach on Okinawa, Japan, 13 Apr 1945Gunners aboard USS Miami firing at Japanese aircraft, off Okinawa, Japan, 14 Apr 1945
Men of the US 6th Marine Division observing shelling of a Japanese position near Yae Take Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 14 Apr 1945Intrepid burning after special attack, off Okinawa, Japan, 16 Apr 1945; a Fletcher-class destroyer in foreground
Men of the US 6th Marine Division observing shelling of a Japanese position near Yae Take Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 14 Apr 1945Intrepid burning after special attack, off Okinawa, Japan, 16 Apr 1945; a Fletcher-class destroyer in foreground
TBM Avenger torpedo planes of Composite Squadron 84 from USS Makin Island flying over Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 16 Apr 1945US Army troops aboard LCVP landing craft sailing toward invasion beaches on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, 16 Apr 1945
TBM Avenger torpedo planes of Composite Squadron 84 from USS Makin Island flying over Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 16 Apr 1945US Army troops aboard LCVP landing craft sailing toward invasion beaches on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, 16 Apr 1945
USS Intrepid smoking and listing after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, 16 Apr 1945.USS Intrepid smoking and listing after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, 16 Apr 1945. Note the volume of water from the fire fighting efforts pouring out of the hangar deck.
USS Intrepid smoking and listing after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, 16 Apr 1945.USS Intrepid smoking and listing after being struck by a Japanese special attack aircraft off Okinawa, 16 Apr 1945. Note the volume of water from the fire fighting efforts pouring out of the hangar deck.
Cabbage booby-trapped by Japanese troops using a Type 97 grenade, Okinawa, Japan, Apr 1945F6F-5 Hellcat rests on the flight deck of USS Bataan as Marine and Navy Honor Guards prepare for a burial at sea off Okinawa, April 18 1945
Cabbage booby-trapped by Japanese troops using a Type 97 grenade, Okinawa, Japan, Apr 1945F6F-5 Hellcat rests on the flight deck of USS Bataan as Marine and Navy Honor Guards prepare for a burial at sea off Okinawa, April 18 1945
Journalist Ernie Pyle shortly after being killed on Ie Shima, 18 Apr 1945US Marine Corporal Harold Flagg and his war dog Boy posing with a Japanese flag, Okinawa, Japan, Apr 1945. Note the battle dressing on the dog
Journalist Ernie Pyle shortly after being killed on Ie Shima, 18 Apr 1945US Marine Corporal Harold Flagg and his war dog Boy posing with a Japanese flag, Okinawa, Japan, Apr 1945. Note the battle dressing on the dog's fore leg.

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