SOURCE: New York Times
American airmen who took part in the 1945 firebombing missions grapple with the particular horror they witnessed being inflicted on those below.
by Col. Arthur Shaw (Ret.) and Robert L. Wise
None of us had any idea how terrible the cost would be before we finished taking Okinawa. The casual observer might have concluded that the landing was so easy, war must be a walk in the park.
by Joseph Wheelan
On May 6, 1945, a twin-engine kamikaze plane’s bomb exploded beside the destroyer Luce, part of the radar picket ship screen surrounding Okinawa, and ripped her starboard side “like a sardine can.”
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