U.S.warships fire at Japanese targets during the battle for Okinawa, Japan.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945, April Duration:3 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
Animated graphic shows how U.S. naval gunfire prevented Japanese forces from capitalizing on their extensive network of roads on Okinawa, Japan. U.S. navy rocket and mortar craft firing at Japanese positions. Animated graphic illustrates how U.S. naval forces surrounded the main force of Japanese defenders. Views of U.S. firing of star shells at night to illuminate Japanese targets. Many views of U.S. Battleship and Cruiser main battery firing at night and day. Stacks of expended 14 and 16 inch shells are seen on decks. Scenes of destroyed Japanese fortifications.
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