Battle of Okinawa In Pictures


Casualties from Kamikaze hits are transferred to USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) for medical care off Okinawa on 11 May 1945. Photographed from Wilkes-Barre’s port side amidships looking aft. Note SB2C aircraft (one with a burned wing) parked aft on Bunker Hill smashed 40mm gun position on her starboard side smoke from still-burning fires and firefighting water streaming over her side