Okinawa 75 years ago

Pacific Paratrooper

Front page of Stars and Stripes, 22 May 1945

By PFC. WILLIAMS LAND | STARS AND STRIPES May 22, 1945

Stars and Stripes presents these archive reports as they were written by the reporters in the field. The graphic and politically incorrect language used may be offensive to some readers.

Editor’s Note: A fortnight ago Bill Land, one of our battlefront reporters, learned that he was a father. Back to us by radio came this story of Oki’s orphans. Unable to go home to see his own daughter in Baton Rouge, La., Bill let himself go on Oki’s orphans – being left to die by the Sons of Heaven. But the GIs wouldn’t let the kids die… 

Front page, 15 May 1945

OKINAWA – Here’s a story you could call “The Children’s Hour.” Ever since I got that radio about my new baby daughter I’ve had in mind writing a…

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5 thoughts on “Okinawa 75 years ago

    1. Well I Know The Veterans Center, Somehow From The TV Short Series : Band Of Brothers. I Can Say This Show Revived Those Heroes For Many. May Be They Existed Before Or Then After, But Anyway Listening To Those Commentaries From The DVD Box, Like The Videos Of The American Veterans Center, Inspire Such Respect.
      I Feel It Is Normal That Those Heroes Are Not Forgotten In The US, I Wish, Wished, It Be The Same In Europe.
      Especially In Our Days Like History It Is Just Entertainment, Like A Game Of Thrones. No It Is Written With Blood, Fear And Courage.
      We Are Still Free In Europe Because Of Those Guys, And Here In Europe It Has Been Too Easly Forgotten, And It Is WHY..We Are Getting In The Same Socialist And Nationalist Inner Fight Creating A 1984 Europe. The Bad Is Always The Other One, So There Is No One.
      If Our Mind Could Be Refreshed That We Been Freed From Two Tyranny The Nazis And The Bolcheviks. We Shouldn’t Have Forgotten The Price Of Liberty. Because The Future Looks Like Slavery..Of One Form Or An Other..

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  1. Thanks GP For This Picture, That Says It All. It’s Exactly What European Should Keep In Mind. Today More Than Ever. Also That The US Be Coming Again.. I Didn’t Think That Before, But Now, There Is The Possibility That The US May Have Enough Problems On Its Own..But What Is Left Of American Base In Europe Should Stay. Nato Is A Mess And Having An erdogan Turkey In Its Midst Does No Do It.
    Sorry I Could Go On Like This Forever.
    Just A Thing The Motto Of The Post War Generation : NEVER AGAIN Well It Can Be Obtain Only If We Put Our Mind To It.. Our Everything,
    God Bless You GP And Thank You For Your Friendship !

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