Okinawa 65 Years ago today —
May 14, 1945
On Okinawa, 20 American Marines reach the summit of Sugar Loaf Hill. This is the first of several assaults that reach and be pushed off Sugar Loaf before it is finally captured.
The airfield at Yonabaru is captured.
This is the belated beginning of an occasional 65th anniversary commemorative series on the of the Battle of Okinawa.
Background to this point: