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.

Ultimately, Shuri was left in complete ruin after being pounded by 200,000 rounds of naval and artillery gunfire and aerial bombing.

********** Radio Intelligence Reporting **********

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Source: Command Display, Corry Station