U.S. wounded being transported from Okinawa,by small boat, from during World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1945, April Duration:2 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
An amphibious vehicle (DUKW number 284) carrying U.S. wounded from Okinawa battlefield during World War 2. It ties up to a Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) aka Higgins boat, from the Attack Transport, USS Callaway (APA-35). Coast Guardsmen in the Higgins boat work with crew of the DUKW to transfer the wounded to their boat. The next sequence shows the Higgins boat tied up to the USS Callaway and wounded being tranported aboard on stretchers. The Callaway deck is fulled with troops and equipment, some of which is being moved by cranes, to a landing craft at her side. Another transport ship is seen in the background, and several U.S. Navy warships in the distance.
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