An advance patrol of the 77th Infantry Division moves cautiously up a trail on Takashiki Shima, scouting an advance route for the main body that later overran the island. (NARA)

April 21, 1945, somewhere in Okinawa. (NARA)

Amphibious tractors carrying the 1st Battalion, 305th Infantry, 77th Division, head for the beaches of Zamami Shima, March 26, 1945.

Amphibious tractors carrying the 1st Battalion, 305th Infantry, 77th Division, head for the beaches of Zamami Shima, March 26, 1945. (NARA)

A Japanese “Shinyo”explosive suicide motorboat, destroyed by Navy PT boats during the Philippines campaign in January 1945.

A Japanese Shinyo Explosive Suicide Motorboat was destroyed by the Navy PT Boats during the Philippines Campaign in January 1945. (NARA)

Photos above (Source) Warfare History Network

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