The Pacific Theater of World War II during the Year 1945. Attack on Japanese island of Okinawa by the United States Military. United States Navy ships from the sea, launch a number of missiles towards the islands. The missiles traverse an aerial route and destroy the target Japanese positions. United States Marine Corps raid the island moving in amphibious landing tractors towards the island. Battle between Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines. American flag hoisted on Okinawa after four months of furious battle. Officials and Military Commanders and soldiers salute the flag.
U.S. Naval Task Force of warships bombarding Okinawa in World War 2. Light cruiser USS St. Louis, CL-49, in foreground in the background is the battleship USS Texas, BB-35 shelling Okinawa. Heavy cruiser USS Wichita, CA-45, using signal light communications. Foreground the stern of the USS St. Louis, USS Texas in background. LCI 370 (Landing Craft Infantry) approaches from the right with the USS Texas in the background. On right, the USS St. Louis has turned to port and is shelling Okinawa, a destroyer in the middle, and the USS Texas on left. Close up of the USS St. Louis's stern as she shells Okinawa. Close up of three gun turrent firing. USS Texas in close shelling a hillside Japanese strong point on Okinawa. Shell hits the top of a hill and beach. Explosions due to the shelling. Smoke rises from coastline of Okinawa. Smoke rises from hill on Okinawa and shells hit around base of hill.
Animation graphic describing how land sea and air information was coordinated to enable precise targeting of enemy positions by naval gunfire during the U.S. invasion of Okinawa, Japan in World War 2. U.S. minesweepers enable capital ships with heavy guns to safely operate close to enemy targets. Views of heavy naval gunfire. Advance of the Marine 3rd Amphibious Corps. U.S. troops, advancing slowly, routing out Japanese defenders dug in to caves and holes throughout Okinawa. Naval heavy guns were called upon to destroy these caves. Detailed live images include: Mine sweepers off Okinawa, sweeping for mines; heavy cruiser USS San Francisco, CA-38, under a head of steam and using signal lights; battleships fire at Okinawa; A bow view of a Tennessee Class battleship; battleship USS Nevada, BB-36, fires its main battery; closeup of a Cleveland Class light cruiser's main aft battery firing at Okinawa; stern view of the heavy cruiser USS Pensacola, CA-24, fires her aft main 8-inch/55 main battery; U.S. Marines on the march and blowing up caves; battleship USS New York, BB-34, fires her main battery; time 03:36 shows a Cleveland Class light cruiser firing its forward main 6-inch battery; time 03:30 shows the USS New York, BB-34, again; various naval guns fire and explosions on Okinawa are shown; time 04:08 shows the forward main deck, looking aft, of the USS Nevada, BB-36, with a Tennessee Class battleship in the background.
U.S. Invasion of Okinawa in World War 2. Several DUKWs underway loaded with personnel, equipment and at least one 105mm howitzer. The battleship USS New Mexico, BB-40, in background. An OS2U Kingfisher patrol seaplane in a low approach. LSM(R)-194 launches 5-inch rockets at Okinawa. Smoke covered shore of the island of Okinawa. LSM(R)-196 and LSM(R)-197 launch 5-inch rockets at Okinawa.
Battle for Okinawa. American ships fire cannons at Japanese positions in Okinawa. American ships and boats in ocean near Okinawa. American soldier moves forward with a rifle as he attacks Japanese positions. American soldiers fire at Japanese positions. American tanks and artillery fire. American flag hoisted on Okinawa Island. View of a cemetery of American soldiers. An American soldier visits fellow soldier's grave.
U.S. warships shell Okinawa and Japanese kamikaze suicide planes hits USS Maryland (BB-46). Landing Ship Medium (Rocket), LSMR firing rockets at sea. Okinawa in the background. Cruiser shells Okinawa. Starboard bow view of cruise. Destroyer behind the cruiser. Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) in the background. Two LCI" fire salvos of rockets. Cruiser fire at Okinawa. Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel's (LCVP") and Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM") head toward beach.