U.S. Navy capital warships support ground troops during U.S. invasion of Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945, April Duration:54 sec Sound:Yes
An animated graphic shows Japanese gunfire near Naha Okinawa pounding U.S. 420th Group artillery positions located on the small island of Keise Jima, near Okinawa. Also animation of the U.S. Navy Cruiser, USS Tuscaloosa, moving in to provide counterfire against the Japanese batteries near Naha. Actual views of U.S. warships provide a floating mobile artillery to support the ground troops. U.S. warships firing on Japanese artillery positions near Naha Airfield. Details seen include: At time 00:36, the battleship USS New Mexico, BB-40, firing a starboard mounted 5in/25cal gun. Time 00:40 is the battleship USS Tennessee, BB-43 in camouflage Measure 32v1, Design 1D earlier in the war. Time 00:52 is the battleship USS Colorado, BB-45, in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3D and in the background is the battleship USS West Virginia in camouflage Measure 32, Design 7D.
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