U.S. Naval bombardment of Okinawa during World War II.
Okinawa Ryukyu Islands Date:1945 Duration:1 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
Role of U.S. Navy Task Force 58 in Okinawa, Japan during the Battle of Okinawa of World War 2. An LCI (Landing Craft-Infantry) passes in front of the heavy cruiser USS Wichita, CA-45 as it fires on the island of Okinawa. Explosions on the island. A rocket barrage is fired. Artillery is fired. Explosions occur and smoke rises. At time 00:18-00:20 is the heavy cruiser USS Minneapolis,CA-36 firing her main battery. Airplanes in formation flight. Anti-aircraft guns are fired.
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