April 16th, 1945 – After three days of US naval and aerial bombardment and Underwater Demolition…

via John Currin (JC – Ex RNZN) – Google+ Public Posts http://ift.tt/2oEiklM

Battleship USS Iowa Museum
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April 16th, 1945 – After three days of US naval and aerial bombardment and Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) beach reconnaissance during the Okinawa Campaign, the 77th Army Division lands on Ie Shima. Kamikaza attacks take their toll on Navy ships, sinking USS Pringle (DD-477) and damaging 10 other ships.
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