Role of U.S. Naval gunfire during battle for Okinawa, Japan, during World War II.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1946, April Duration:1 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Battleships cruising in the Pacific. Close views of naval 16 inch gun barrels Navy personnel manning radio and teletype stations in a communications center. (They are shirtless, presumably due to heat.) They receive a message from General Bruckner, Commanding General, 10th Army, to Admiral Turner, Commander, Task Force 51,praising the active naval support for U.S. ground forces. Scenes of naval gunfire of all types. Japanese aircraft hit and burning. A U.S. naval 16 inch gun fires and produces a giant smoke ring.
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