Battle of Okinawa

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
On April 11, 1945, as a Japanese Zero fighter plane piloted by a kamikaze began to strike the USS Missouri during the Battle of Okinawa, the ship’s baker, Harold “Buster” Campbell, captured the above historic photograph. None of the Missouri’s crew members were seriously injured, but the pilot was killed instantly. Seventy years later, on Saturday, April 11, the Battleship Missouri Memorial unveiled an exhibit of rare artifacts collected about Japanese kamikaze pilots that have never been previously displayed outside Japan.  The Battelship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission, which includes an optional tour, is $25 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kamaaina and school-group pricing is available. Call 1-877-644-4896 or visit wwwusssmissouri.org. (courtesy photos)

On April 11, 1945, as a Japanese Zero fighter plane piloted by a kamikaze began to strike the USS Missouri during the Battle of Okinawa, the ship’s baker, Harold “Buster” Campbell, captured the above historic photograph. None of the Missouri’s crew members were seriously injured, but the pilot was killed instantly. Seventy years later, on Saturday, April 11, the Battleship Missouri Memorial unveiled an exhibit of rare artifacts collected about Japanese kamikaze pilots that have never been previously displayed outside Japan. The Battleship Missouri Memorial is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission, which includes an optional tour, is $25 per adult and $13 per child (4-12). Military, kamaaina and school-group pricing is available. Call 1-877-644-4896 or visit wwwusssmissouri.org. (courtesy photos)

 

 

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