U.S. Army 77th Division soldiers fire artillery in the Ryukyu Islands during the Ryukyu Campaign of World War II.
Ryukyu Islands Date:1945 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army 77th Infantry Division in the Ryukyu Islands during the Ryukyu campaign of World War II. A vessel underway at sea en route to the Ryukyu Islands. Soldiers on landing crafts underway at sea. LVTs (Landing Vehicle Tracked) heading towards a beach. Soldiers unload from the LVTs onto the beach. 305th and 306th Infantry Regiment troops advance inland from the beach. A small building. Two soldiers holding guns in prone position on the side of a road. The soldiers fire the guns. The troops load and fire 81mm mortars. The soldiers standing behind shut their ears. The troops load a 155mm howitzer. The howitzer is fired from beneath a camouflage net. One of the soldiers shuts his ears. Several soldiers on a field and LVTs parked in view. Men of the 304th Field Artillery Battalion remove shells from cartons.
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