U.S. naval heavy gunfire supporting invasion of Okinawa, Japan, during world War II.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945, April Duration:1 min 1 sec Sound:Yes
Animation showing disposition and range of Naval Gunfire supporting the U.S. invasion of Okinawa, in World War II. At times 00:25 battleship USS New York, BB-34, and at time 00:33 foreground, heavy cruiser USS Salt Lake City, CA-25; directly behind CA-25 is the battleship USS New York, BB-34; to the right is the battleship USS Nevada, BB-36; to the left is the battleship . all fire heavy guns at Okinawa, Japan. A floating Japanese mine is seen. A Japanese suicide boat. U.S. troops stand by a Japanese suicide "Baka" rocket propelled bomb sitting on a wooden frame. Views of Japanese Kamikaze planes being shot down by U.S. naval antiaircraft fire, at time 00:38 is a Cleveland Class light cruiser firing its forward 6-inch triple mount guns; and time 00:59 to 01:04 a kamikaze flies past the battleship USS Colorado, BB-45 ( in Measure 33/3D camouflage) and past an Astoria Class heavy cruiser. It then explodes on the starboard aft quarter of the USS Idaho, BB-42.
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