Map of japan and okinowa. In 1980 i retired from the us. I went over with echo when we left the states from long beach. Just wanted to say hello to all my old friends from e25. I lost the love of my life sgt.
The battle of okinawa also known as operation iceberg took place in april june 1945. I was with echo company from the time we formed up in camp pendleton. To help those of us who are curious about the different options for living on okinawa readers have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about on base housing. In 1975 ctf 73 was transferred to subic bay pi.
I have a pix of the 501st signal company as well as documentation supporting detailing the attack that took the lives of those 4 brave young men. Ww2dbase on 25 mar 1945 american forces landed on the islands of kerama retto 15 miles west of okinawa japan. It also resulted in the largest casualties with over 100000 japanese casualties and 50000 casualties for the allies. Joseph szekely on april 9 1972 during the sapper attack at cam ranh bay.
Curiously instead of following the great circle route from california to vietnam which would have taken us over alaska and japan we flew for hours across the wide pacific and refueled at wake island. Left the hollister for shore duty in sasebojapan from shore duty went to sea duty with ctf 73 still in sasebo japan. It was the largest amphibious landing in the pacific theater of world war ii. 1 apr 1945 21 jun 1945.
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