Monday, April 16, 2018

War Photos from Okinawa 4

Part 4 of war photos from Okinawa shot by the 10th Army photographic team from the collection of Lt. R.T. Kowallis. Among my father's photos from his time on Okinawa in 1945 was a book of photos, some with captions, that was likely produced for the Army. Although the photos are not always of high quality, they give a lot of views of the terrain and conditions during the battle on this Pacific island.

From Wikipedia we read: "The Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (櫻花 Ōka, "cherry blossom"; 桜花 in modern orthography) was a purpose-built, rocket-powered human-guided kamikaze attack aircraft employed by Japan against Allied ships towards the end of World War II. United States sailors gave the aircraft the nickname Baka (ばか, "fool" or "idiot")."

 You can read more about the Battle of Okinawa on Wikipedia,, and
Other good sites for information on the Battle of Okinawa during 1945 include:

And for post-war Okinawa, this is a very good site with lots of pictures from 1945 through 1972: Remembering Okinawa

Note: Be sure to visit my other blogs on Okinawa in 1945: 

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