Photos of the Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa lasted over 80 days, from April to June of 1945. It cost the U.S. over 12,000 men killed or missing in action. There were over 60,000 total U.S. Casualties. 
There are conflicting accounts of how many Japanese were killed, but some accounts go as high as 100,000, with over 7,000 captured.
There were also heavy civilian losses during the Okinawa fighting.
This photo shows a Corsair Fighter firing rockets during the Battle of Okinawa.
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 532375 / Local Identifier 127-GR-97-126420
 This  Marine is firing at a Japanese Sniper
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 532559 / Local Identifier War and Conflict 1228
This 6th Marine Division demolition crew, blows up a Japanese cave on Okinawa.
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 532557 / Local Identifier 127-N-122154
 This Marine is moving toward Japanese Machine Gun Fire
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 532554 / Local Identifier War and Conflict 1229
This tank loaded down with members of the 29th Marines, is moving toward the town of Ghuta
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 532549 / Local Identifier 127-N-117054
These two Marines share a fox hole with a war orphan.
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 532551 / Local Identifier 127-N-118933
 Due to heavy artillery and small arms fire, many wounded had to be moved using tanks.
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 532562 / Local Identifier 127-N-126599
 A wounded soldier is being evacuated from the front. This scene was repeated literally tens of thousands of times on Okinawa.
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 594467 / Local Identifier 111-SC-245345
 This photo shows some of the large Naval force used during the Battle of Okinawa
Photo: National Arhchives, ARC Identifier 513221 / Local Identifier 26-G-4426

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