Friday, May 15, 2015

16 May 1945 A.D. OKINAWA: 6TH MARDIV reports heavy casualties


16 May 1945 A.D. OKINAWA: 6TH MARDIV reports heavy casualties

1945On Okinawa, the US 6th Marine Division (part of US 3rd Amphibious Corps) reports heavy casualties in continuing attacks on Sugar Loaf Hill. Japanese antitank guns knock out a number of American tanks supporting an advance, by US 1st Marine Division, along the valley of the Wana River. Attacks by the US 77th Division to the north of Shuri continue to be unsuccessful. The US 96th Division reaches the edge of the village of Yonabaru. Love Hill, to the west of Conical Hill, continues to be held by Japanese forces.

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