U.S. ground forces fight their way across Okinawa against stout Japanese resistance
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945, April 1 Duration:4 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
Okinawa Operations in Pacific Theater. United States Marine units and 24th Army Corps advance in the villages of the islands. Tanks advance in the villages. Marines approach houses in the village. Fire and smoke due to explosions. Dead bodies lay on ground. Fire rises up from the houses in village. Flame throwing Sherman tanks set huge fires throughout the villages. Aerial view of smoke over island. Infantry equipped with small arms, and some seen carrying flame thrower packs on their backs, moving along the roads without heavy support weapons. U.S. Douglas TBM Avenger aircraft drop food, water and munitions by parachute to Marines climbing hills. Smoke protects Marines crossing an open slope.
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