Saturday, September 3, 2011

DVIDS - News - 2nd MAW controlled skies during bloodiest WWII battle

In 1945, Okinawa was a battered and rugged place. Its hilly terrain provided cover for Japanese defenders intent on fighting to the last man. Tunnel networks and camouflaged positions made the enemy incredibly difficult to root out. From above, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing flew such fierce sorties against the defenses that the Battle of Okinawa would later be likened to a “typhoon of steel” by survivors.

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