South West coast beachhead established by U.S. 19th Army and Marine units, 24th Army Corps advance in Okinawa.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945 Duration:3 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. troops advance on Okinawa. Beachhead established by 10th Army. U.S. landing crafts on South West coast of Okinawa. Warships at the coast. Small landing crafts and DUKW (Six wheel drive amphibious trucks) move in water carrying supplies. Troops and trucks move along road on island. Marine units move toward north, while 24th Army Corps move toward south for Naha. Aerial view of seized airfield on Okinawa. Countryside shows farms and open lands. Army advances towards Japanese emplacements on hillside. Troops attack Japanese caves on hillside. Natives are evacuated. They cooperate with troops. Women and children walk along pathway. (World War II; WWII;World War 2; WW2)
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