15 August 2005

August 15.

Today marks Korean Liberation Day, VJ day, and most anything related to the surrender of Japan, ending WWII. However, for the allied forces in the Pacific, it wasnt suddenly over Aug. 15. Here are a few pictures from Okinawa, the Sept. 7 surrender of Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands.

These were shot by my Grandfather, a Marine on Okinawa at the time.

Over the next few days I will add more pictures from Okinawa and the Pacific campaign, now 60 years gone.

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