75 YEARS AGO...

 

MAY 1945


 



May 2, 1945


APRIL 30, 1945


APRIL 26, 1945

 

 


APRIL 25, 1945


AFTER ENCIRCLING BERLIN, THE RUSSIANS ENTER THE CITY.

 

 


April 1 - June 22, 1945

APRIL 1-JUNE 22, 1945

Okinawa—60 miles long and home to almost half a million civilians—was the gateway to Japan. The Allies had to take it before they could move on to the home islands. They gathered the largest invasion force since D-Day—almost 1500 ships and more than half a million men. In the end, 92,000 Japanese soldiers and as many as 100,000 Okinawan civilians would be dead. More than 12,000 Americans died, 60,000 were wounded—the worst losses of the Pacific War.

 

CHILD SOLDIERS IN OKINAWA

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April 12, 1945

President Truman being sworn in, following Roosevelt’s death, on April 12, 1945.