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Remembering the Crew of PB4Y-2 Privateer

OTD: 70 years ago today, 10 crewmen of PB4Y-2 Privateer 59645 was shot down by the Soviets!  This was the first of many tragedies during the Cold War!

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Radio Intelligence – Battle of Okinawa, The End of the Battle: Part 6 of 6

June 10, 1945 – Proposed Surrender

U.S. Generals offer surrendering terms to Japan. With no response from the Japanese, the U.S. steps up their aggression.

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Radio Intelligence – Battle of Okinawa, Fall of Shuri: Part 5 of 6

The Fall of Shuri

On May 29, the U.S. finally took the crucial Shuri Castle. However, since they began artillery fire a week beforehand, the majority of Japanese defenders had retreated. Although they were able to escape, the Japanese were left with no organized form of defense.

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Radio Intelligence – Battle of Okinawa, Kamikaze Attacks: Part 4 of 6

Kamikaze Attacks

6 April 1945 – 22 June 1945

Throughout the many battles, there was a regular bombardment of Kamikaze planes.

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Radio Intelligence – Battle of Okinawa, 77th Infantry Division Lands: Part 3 of 6

March 24 1945 – 28 March 1945

The U.S. 77th Infantry Division lands at the Kerama Islands located South-West of mainland Okinawa. With further landings, the U.S. secure a staging post for the eventual invasion of Okinawa.

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Radio Intelligence – Battle of Okinawa, L Day: Part 2 of 6

L-Day

1 April 1945

The official start of the Battle of Okinawa. On the morning of April 1st, U.S. navy ships rained a pre-landing bombardment of 44,825 shells, 33,000 rockets and 22,500 mortar shells plus napalm attacks by carrier planes on the invasion beaches. Two U.S. Army divisions land along the southwest coast of Okinawa, with zero opposition and almost no casualties.

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