U.S. naval guns are directed against fortifications in Shuri and Naha, Okinawa
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945, April Duration:2 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
Main battery Battleship fire is directed against Japanese fortified towns of Shuri and Naha in Okinawa, Japan. They are pounded by 14 inch and 16 inch naval guns for two days. U.S. troops find a mass of rubble when they enter the city of Shuri. The city of Naha is pounded by U.S. naval heavy guns for 40 days and nights. Low level aerial views of destroyed buildings in Naha. U.S. assault on the Naha airfield includes fire from U.S. navy rocket and mortar craft, seen in operation. Views of U.S. ground forces maneuvering to capture the Naha airfield, using grenades, and flamethrowers.
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