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All of these pictures have been sent in by old timers or their families. These are pictures of Okinawa around WWII and/or before Hawk Missile showed up.

Stars and Stripes

San Francisco Examiner













The following pictures are from Glenn Carman and are of his Dad's 435th Kangaroo Bombardment squad based at Kadena 1945-46, 8th airforce, 333rd group, 435th squad 316 wing.

435th Kangaroo Bombardment squad

Lady in Waiting













Lady in Waiting

The Barber Shop













8th Air Force

Shinto shrine 1949













Shinto shrine 1949

Shinto shrine 1949













Shinto shrine 1949

Shinto shrine 1949













Shinto shrine 1949

Shinto shrine 1949













1945

1945













1945













Pictures from Dave Owen on Okinawa 1956-1957.  He was with the 29 engineering at Ojai camp across from the old concrete plant, (they surveyed the entire Island),  then the 75th RCT (old Merrill’s Marauders) until it disbanded and finially the 663rd FABN at Sukeran.   The 663 rd had six 280mm Atomic Cannons.  They could fire a 900 lb.projectile 35 miles.

A Battery firing into the East China Sea

Gun Retriever














Hydraulic Hose Problem

Night Firing at Yanaberu














Retrieval Machine














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