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During the fighting in the Okinawan capital, Naha, Marines of the 6th Marine Division take a breather behind a standing wall.

Division Marines Pinned Down in Okinawa Temporarily, during their fight among the wrecked homes and rubble of Naha, capital city of Okinawa island, Sixth Division Marines are pinned down by the fire of the Japanese

USS Massachusetts (BB-2) was used by Naval Reserve gun crews for gunnery training in Block Island Sound until 27 May 1918.  She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 22 November 1920 and loaned to the War Department, then used as a target ship for experimental artillery.  She was scuttled in shallow water off Pensacola (shown here) in January 1921 and bombarded by the coastal batteries of Fort Pickens and by railway artillery.

The Indiana and her sister-ships Oregon and Massachusetts were the first true American battleships fighting in 1898 and

Anti-aircraft tracers in the night sky above Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, 28 April 1945. http://wrhstol.com/2lj0WzQ

Japanese night raiders are greeted with a lacework of anti-aircraft fire by the Marine defenders of Yontan airfield, Okinawa in In the foreground are Marine Corsair fighter planes of the “Hell’s Belles’ squadron.

Young boy carries cat through the devastation of the London Blitz, early 1941.

Young boy carries cat through the devastation of the London Blitz, (?) early World War Two

Okinawa hacksaw Ridge and Desmond doss in the ridge

Desmond Doss, on top of the Maeda Escarpment, Okinawa, 1945 [[MORE]] “ Desmond Thomas Doss (February 1919 – March was a United States Army corporal who served as a combat medic with an.

Marines begin battle of Okinawa beaches

The Story of Eugene B. Sledge

On April 1945 American troops invade Okinawa, beginning the Battle of Okinawa, which would continue until June

Ernie Pyle shares a cigarette with Marines on Okinawa 1945.  Pyle, a correspondent, was later killed by a Japanese bullet.

Ernie Pyle shares a cigarette with Marines on Okinawa 1945. Pyle, a correspondent, was later killed by a Japanese bullet.

Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa was a World War II battle fought between the American forces and the Japanese Imperial Army and naval troops on the island of Okinawa

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